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The Smoothie King Center Will Be Changing Colors

In case the New Orleans Arena's questionable name change to the Smoothie King Center wasn't enough excitement, more changes are in store for the the concert venue/home to pro b-ballers, the New Orleans Pelicans. As part of a $54 million makeover, the faded aquamarine exterior will be replaced by an "updated color scheme," The Times-Pic reports. There's no word yet on what color the building will be, but what the hell, with a name like the Smoothie King Center you might as well own up to it and go all out with berry-bright blends. Maybe. There will also be a new front entrance, lobby, and box office, plus the addition of a 2,000-square foot sports lounge. Work is scheduled to start August 2 with an early October re-opening. Following the lead of its next door neighbor, the Superdome, the Smoothie King Center will get lit up by a similar LED lighting system. No word if a glowing smoothie will highlight the exterior like the Mercedes Benz logo on the 'dome.
· Renovation plans expected to include changing the exterior color of the Smoothie King Center [NOLA.com]
· Goodbye, New Orleans Arena. Hello, Smoothie King Center [Curbed NOLA]