Published Friday, July 12, 2013 AT 1:27 PM / Updated at 1:38 PM
Video: Devaney Center renovation update
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska offered an update on the the overall progress of renovations at the Devaney Center on Friday, and The World-Herald was able to capture some photos and video from the media event.

“We’ve got multiple construction crews working,” NU Associate Athletic Director John Ingram said.

“I think that with all the new structure that we’ve placed around the arena bowl, it’s going to be truly intimate.”

As previously reported, the goal is for the Huskers to end up with one of the finest college volleyball arenas in the country. As part of that, the Devaney Center is undergoing a $20 million project that includes renovated locker rooms, meeting rooms and concourses, new video scoreboards and reconfigured seating.

Seating capacity will actually be reduced while plenty of bells and whistles will be added to the arena, which opened in 1976. The Devaney Center holds 13,900 fans but will be set up to hold 7,000 regularly for volleyball and could be configured for crowds of up to 10,000 for big matches or special events.

Check out the photo showcase, then watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the renovations:

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