Saturday, June 25 2022

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Von Braun Center (VBC) showcased $1.4 million in upgrades to the exterior of Propst Arena on Monday during the first night of the Concerts in the Park series.

According to a statement from VBC, the outdoor project started in December 2021 and ended last month.

“With Huntsville being ranked #1 Best Place to Live by US News & World Report, people and businesses are moving to the area in droves and all eyes are on our fantastic city,” said VBC’s executive director. , Steve Maples. “We take our role at VBC very seriously as an important contributor to Huntsville’s high quality of life and will continue to always ensure that we provide the highest quality product in the best possible facilities.”

The first part of the upgrade included a refresh of the facade, including cleaning, sanding and painting of the existing wall panels and metal trim, cement panels, sills, beams, columns, doors and executives. The original cream color, first painted in 1973, is not a soft silver that matches Rhythm on Monroe and Mars Music Hall.

The second phase of the project was the installation of a brand new Lumenpulse LED decorative lighting system.

“Including this exterior facelift, Propst Arena has undergone three major renovations over the years,” said Maples.

“In 2010, new seating was installed, and the lobby and lobby were expanded with modern concessions, bars, and a walk-up cafe with outdoor balcony seating,” Maples continued. “Then, at the end of last year, the backstage area was expanded and remodeled to include beautiful star dressing rooms, state-of-the-art dressing rooms, a catering kitchen and several offices for touring shows to use. All of these improvements are not only meant to enrich the experience for our attendees and performers, but also to create a stunning focal point in the heart of downtown Huntsville that everyone can continue to be proud of for at least 47 years!

For more information about the Von Braun Center, visit www.vonbrauncenter.com.

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