May 24, 2016 10:57 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette's Cajundome is undergoing a $22 million makeover. The renovations will bring new and expanded seating, new lights, upgrades for concession areas and restrooms, and a clean roof.

Multiple news outlets report the improvements, which were launched Monday, will be the most extensive work since the facility opened in 1985.

Cajundome Director Greg Davis says the arena is set to reopen by Dec. 1.

Davis said the improvements will give the 31-year-old arena a new lease on life and position it to aggressively compete for premium events and more customers.