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2009-10 Parking Map and The Pit Layout

Time Elapsed Photos of The Pit Renovations (Click Here)

The University of New Mexico has a tremendous tradition of achievement in intercollegiate athletics. The tradition is in many ways tied to and symbolized by University of New Mexico Arena, called The Pit. The design process followed the completion of the Program Document for The Pit that was used to guide the planning and design. The guiding mission:

"Our goal is to create the best collegiate basketball venue in the nation"
Paul Krebs, Vice President for Athletics

 

Don't Change The Pit
  • Maintain and improve the fan experience
  • Keep it intimate
  • Respect its history
  • Keep its mystique
  • Maintain great site lines
  • Maintain current bowl seating mix
  • Embrace technology

    The Result
    The $60 million arena renovation will include:

  • 60,000 square feet of new space
  • Doubling the concessions point of sale
  • Doubling total number of restrooms
  • Expanding concourse to enhance pedestrian traffic flow
  • Extensive glasswork as well as increased ceiling height will allow patrons to take advantage of views including the Sandia Mountains and Downtown Albuquerque
  • New state-of-the-art locker room facilities for both the men's and women's basketball teams
  • Addition of new weight room and training room dedicated to men's and women's basketball
  • Addition of Lettermen's Lounge to provide access to Alumni Lettermen from all UNM sports
  • Increased technology to enhance the fan experience including video boards, ribbon boards and digital signage throughout the arena
  • Extensive signage and graphics package to highlight the history of Lobo Athletics
  • Addition of 38 suites and 244 club seats
  • New commissary to support improved concessions as well as club and suites
  • The Lobo Store will be expanded to 2500 sq. ft. nearly doubling the current size
  • Ticket office will be expanded and re-located
  • The building will feature a distinct architectural look that will be the envy of basketball arenas nationally

    The Pit Renovations

  • 10-15-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 10-5-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 8-28-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 8-19-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 8-13-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 7-22-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 7-1-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 6-11-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 6-4-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 5-27-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 5-19-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

  • 5-15-09 PIT RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY

    STEVENS: UNM Seeks Artifacts From The Legendary Pit for Documentary

    STEVENS: The Pit Renovations Will Polish the Lobos' Crown Jewel

    STEVENS: Pit Renovation Benefits New Mexico Workers

  • Watch the Press Conference on All-Access

  • Lobos Announce Detailed Plans of The Pit Renovation

  • Photo Gallery of The Pit Renovations

  • Renovation Rendering in PDF Format

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