According to 247sports.com, Michigan State is going to delay its scheduled upgrades to Munn Ice Arena, citing financial issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MSU is estimating a loss of approximately $300 million for the upcoming fiscal year, but “the budget situation continues to change,” said school president Samuel Stanley.
Munn’s “addition 3” project, with a budget estimate of more than $23 million, has been deferred in the construction phase.
Among the projects deferred in the design stage are technology and display upgrades to Munn’s Hall of History, which has a cost of $2-2.5 million.
Asked MSU officials about the stoppage on the Munn Arena construction. School is appx. $7.5M short of fully funding the $23.235 project. Goal is to get south entrance enclosed so it would be ready for upcoming season. Statement from MSU athletes. pic.twitter.com/kydoM8Esnw
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) June 23, 2020