Problems found in new ceiling at UConn's Gampel Pavilion arena

Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:10
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STORRS - UConn is having problems with the recently replaced ceiling of its basketball arena.

The school spent $10 million last year replacing the decaying triangular insulated panels that make up the ceiling at the 10,000-seat Gampel Pavilion.

But officials told the Board of Trustees on Wednesday that it needs another $1.8 million to install permanent dehumidifiers to deal with condensation that was discovered building up between the ceiling and the building's aluminum roof.

Officials say they don't know what is causing the problem, but are confident the dehumidification system will fix it.

The project also will involve improving the wireless network inside the arena.

Gampel opened in 1990 at a cost of $28 million.

Posted in The Bristol Press, UConn on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:10. Updated: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:12.