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Rex Pyles Arena closed for repairs

PHILIPPI – Alderson Broaddus University’s Rex Pyles Arena is being closed for a structural repair and upgrade project.

The decison was made by the ABU Board of Trustees and the closure began on Thursday.

As part of the Capital Action Plan, ABU officials received a report in November 2018 regarding necessary repairs to the facility. Throughout 2019, engineers from three separate companies were invited to assess and evaluate the building and in order to complete repairs before the Fall 2020 semester, construction will begin before the end of the spring semester.

In accordance with AB’s space utilization plan, current occupants will be relocated by the end of this month to offices throughout the campus.

Officials are working diligently with the local community and surrounding areas to make arrangements for the use of other facilities for our sports teams to practice and compete in events.

All athletic events held in the arena and coliseum will be hosted off-site.

In the meantime, athletic officials will update the public as specific locations and schedules become available.

One scheduling change was announced on Thursday as the AB women’s basketball game against Davis & Elkins College will now be held at the McDonnell Center in Elkins, starting at 5:30 p.m.