Times Union Center Upgrades The biggest facilities makeover this past year came at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, home of Siena men’sbasketball.An
ewHDvideo board, LEDribbonboards above the suites and along the scorer’s table and revamped exterior lighting highlighted the $1.6million in upgrades.
Additionally, theTimeWarner Cable Sports Loungewas completed and tabletop seatingwas installed off the baseline adjacent to the visiting team’s bench. Additional courtside seating optionswere added; in-seat dining service, valet parking and other exclusive beneits provided to the PremiumSeating Programmembers.
The volleyball and women’s basketball teams also received a facelift to their home at the AlumniRecreationCenter,which they will enjoy beginning this fall.Th
ecourtwasredone,sanded and repaintedwith a newdesign andlayout, andnewlightingwas installed.
The softball ield had a newout- ield fence installed and incor- porated branding with a new windscreen. The dugouts were
repaired and painted, new foul poles with banners were installed, and construction on new batting cages begun.
The tennis courtswere resurfaced and repainted and teambencheswere installed. What’s OnTap
Despite all of the facility upgrades over the past year, an even more ambitious set of projects is being planned for the 2011-12 school year. The irst loor of theMACwill experience reno- vations, thewomen’s soccer ieldwill have newteambenches and a newfence installed for the start of their fall season, baseballwill beneit fromnewbatting cages, and a newinield and warning track will be put in place at the softball ield.
mission states: The department will provide a dynamic and progressive envi-
ronment in which members of the Siena community can take part in competitive and/or recreational opportunities while providing its student athleteswith a positive environment inwhich to learn, live, compete and practice.
In turn, a major component of the depart- ment’s mission is its vibrant intramural program. During the 2010-2011 academic year, there were 2,499 participants in Siena’s intramural program, with 37 percent of the student community (1,165) participating in at least one intramural activity.
The Siena student body turned out in record numbers to support the Saints this season. For the second straight season, the student bodywas offered the opportunity to purchase season tickets for men’s basketball games when schoolwas in session (with the proceeds going to the student-runDog Pound). In total, 983 student season-ticket packageswere purchased – representing 30 percent of the student population!
The “Dog Pound” (Siena’s student support group)made its presenceknownthroughout the season.St
udent turnout at otheron-campusvarsityeventswasalsoatanall-timehigh.
IndividualUnique Participation= 1,165(37%)
College Enrollment (for Fall of 2010) = 3,237
Student Involvement The core of the athletic department’s
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