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Police jury announces changes to Burton Coliseum, including new name

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Burton Coliseum is taking on a new branding according to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. It's no longer the Burton Coliseum, but now the Burton Complex.

The name change is to include the Ag Barn and the Open Air Arena on site.

Many changes are already in place, including new features inside the complex like vinyl banners and televisions near the concession stands.

Many more changes are to come, including restroom renovations, lighting system upgrades and a new roof.

Parish Administrator Bryan Beam says the changes are long overdue.

"With a facility this big, you have maintain it and you have to reinvest in it," said Beam. "Every 20 years or so is when you should ideally sort of upgrade or do renovations to keep up. We're a little behind the curve on that because money is always a challenge."

Officials say construction of the remaining upgrades may start as early as next week.

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