Idaho Central Credit Union Arena Budget could rise to $51M

May 16, 2019

The University of Idaho’s Idaho Central Credit Union Arena project budget could rise to $51 million, under a request to state officials.

In March, the Idaho State Board of Education approved a cost of $46 million for the arena project, which will result in a new home for the University of Idaho’s men’s and women’s basketball programs. With the university hoping to start construction next month, it is seeking to up the project’s budget by $5 million. Most of that total would go toward covering a finalized cost estimate, with remaining funds serving as a contingency.