Media Advisory

O'Connell Center closing Wednesday for renovation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Starting Wednesday, March 23, the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center arena and most support spaces will be closed for renovations.

The swimming pool will remain open until March 26 for the 2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Championships, and the Florida Gators Gymnastics team will be utilizing the auxiliary training space until April 14. The building is expected to be closed until December 2016.

To stay updated on the progress of the project, visit and follow the O’Connell Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @OConnellCTR. The website will be updated regularly with the locations of all displaced events as well as progress on the building renovation.

During the renovation, the University Box Office will be relocated to the four-window box office near Gate 3 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Check the website for additional information.

CONTACTS: Lynda Reinhart, 352-392-5500, or media contact: Janine Sikes, 352-846-3903,