A rendering shows the rebuilt Branch Rickey Arena, set to open at the end of October. (Courtesy Ohio Wesleyan University) Wood roof stays in complete rebuild at Ohio Wesleyan University By the time Ohio Wesleyan University cuts the ribbon on a completely revamped Branch Rickey Arena, only the wood roof structure will remain.  The $4 million re-creation of the arena — the home of the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, volleyball team and wrestling team — is underway with plans for an end-of-October opening. The project will give the 44-year-old arena new flooring, bleachers, scoreboards, lights, sound, locker rooms and gathering areas. It will also add air conditioning. “This has been a long time coming,” said Doug Zipp, athletic director at the university in Delaware, Ohio, about 25 miles north of Columbus. “This has been in the works for several years, and we have been spending the last two […]
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