March 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow the University of Idaho to move forward with plans to construct a new basketball arena on the Moscow campus — as long as the school’s new president agrees to the project, once that person is named. The contingency was put in place so the new president of the UI, who is expected to be named by April, knows exactly what he or she is dealing with. The move isn’t expected to delay the project. Groundbreaking is set to occur this spring, while construction is anticipated to be completed in 2021. The Idaho Central Credit Union Arena, which will have a 4,200-person capacity, will be housed next to the ASUI Kibbie Activity Center, commonly known as the Kibbie Dome. As part of the agreement to move forward with the bidding and construction phases of the $46 million project, the board allowed the UI to issue bonds or use $29 million of reserve funds to cover initial construction costs. -Justyna Tomtas, dnews. Read More.

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