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Best College Stadium Comeback: USF Sun Dome

Best College Stadium Comeback

After a $36 million renovation, the USF Sun Dome is nearly unrecognizable. What with the bright new lighting shining down on reconfigured seating, the center-hung scoreboard, the concourse level with concessions and restrooms, and the full restoration of the exterior, the building might as well be entirely brand spanking new. The arena rivals any other basketball court in the country, and with the big improvement in stadium acoustics, the Sun Dome not only looks a thousand times better, it sounds a thousand times better, too, perfect for concerts and events of all types (like Florence + the Machine on Sept. 25). sundomearena.com.