TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some changes are in store for the BancorpSouth Arena as construction workers begin the process of giving the building a brand new look.
"We need the building to look fresh. We wanted it to blend in better with the other facilities that are downtown. When we opened 19 years ago we were "it" and since then a lot of new things have sprung up and we kind of don't fit the architectural mold of everyone else," said Todd Hunt, director of the BancorpSouth Arena.
Renovations are in store both inside and outside of the Arena to repair damage and to give the building an overall update.
"We are refinishing the exterior of the building, redoing all the surfaces that are out there, and giving it a new look- a fresh look for our 20th anniversary. We are also going around the inside and repainting everything there as well," said Hunt.
A new LED sign will also be on the list of improvements.
Hunt says the arena welcomes nearly 250,000 guests a year.
The renovations should be complete in August.