Ole Miss Secures Industry Leader For Arena Feasibility Study

April 15, 2011

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss Athletics has contracted one of the world’s top firms for a feasibility study for a basketball arena and other athletics facility projects.

AECOM is a global leader in facilities and environment, and the Fortune 500 company is set to assist Ole Miss in its initial planning for a roadmap for future athletics venues.

“A strategically planned multi-purpose arena will provide the proper foundation for continued success in our basketball program as well as provide our growing student population with diverse entertainment opportunities,” said Director of Athletics Pete Boone.

With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM (NYSE: ACM) serves clients in approximately 125 countries and delivers solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. 

“We are excited to work with the staff at AECOM with this feasibility study,” said Danny White, UMAA Foundation Executive Director. “Once complete, we will have a much clearer picture relative to the scope of our project as well as our capability to generate the needed funding. To be sure, the impact of a project this large is enormous. As a result, we have a responsibility to conduct the proper due diligence.”

Recent college athletics facilities that AECOM assisted in the development include Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena, Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena and Kansas’ Memorial Stadium Gridiron Club. AECOM’s professional sports projects include the renovations of the New Orleans Superdome, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards and Memphis’ FedEx Forum.

“AECOM is privileged and honored to be able to work with Ole Miss Athletics,” said Brett Fuller, AECOM Director of Business Development. “We look forward to helping them raise the bar for their athletics facilities and help create the foundation for a new era in Ole Miss Basketball.”


 

 

AECOM has begun gathering information for its feasibility study and plans to have the results in approximately 90 days.

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