Major repairs planned for IUPUI's natatorium - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Major repairs planned for IUPUI's natatorium

Posted: Updated:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The IUPUI natatorium will undergo a $20 million renovation that officials say is aimed at keeping it a world-class swimming facility.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie joined other officials Monday in announcing renovation plans for the 32-year-old building that has hosted numerous major swimming and diving events.

IU and the Lilly Endowment will each contribute $10 million toward the natatorium project. The city will spend $10 million to improve major streets through the campus.

The natatorium project is to include a new roof and repairs to the heating-and-cooling, pool filtration and other mechanical systems. Most work is to be finished before the U.S. Olympic diving trials are held at the natatorium in 2016.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.