The Cajundome will host its first event tonight since completing a $22 million renovation, as the Ragin’ Cajuns basketball team will take on Nicholls State tonight. Cajundome Director Greg Davis believes people will be impressed with the updates.
“It’s all about the color scheme, black and different shades of gray. All the seats are black. The seats are now right up against the basketball court. LED lighting is totally focused on the basketball court,” Davis said.
Davis expects the renovated dome will help them recruit better basketball players. He says they’ll also be at an advantage competing for big name acts, adding that they are still able to host events like monster truck shows, ice hockey games, and circuses.
“The seating capacity has been increased by roughly 500 to 800, and the way the facility looks, the way it works, we think patrons are going to be very satisfied when they come here to experience live entertainment,” Davis said.
Davis says the flow of the facility has also been updated to give patrons easier access to restrooms. He adds that the overall experience in the Cajundome has been greatly enhanced.
“We’ll be cooking and grilling in those stands, so that enhances the quality of the food. All of the ground level restrooms have been renovated. The entire south lobby has been renovated,” Davis said.