Arizona State to get new wrestling arena

The Arizona State wrestling program will be getting a new place to compete.

The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to build a new multi-purpose arena for the Sun Devils wrestlers.

The new 175,000 square-foot arena for wrestling - along with men's hockey and women's gymnastics -- will seat 5,000 spectators including 250-300 club seats, and 48 loge seats, according to

The new facility will be built just north of Wells Fargo Arena, present home for Arizona State wrestling, and is expected to be completed in time for the 2020-21 season.

The new multi-sport facility is part of a $160 million plan approved by the Board of Regents which will also mean major renovations to Wells Fargo Arena. That facility, which seats approximately 14,000, has not undergone any significant upgrades since it opened in 1974.

Arizona State isn't the only state university to announce new venues for wrestling competition. In the past year, both Ohio State and Indiana University have revealed plans for multi-sport arenas designed to provide a more fan-friendly, intimate setting for sports such as wrestling.


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