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Municipal Auditorium renovations

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Renovations of the Municipal Auditorium are fast underway. On Thursday, the doors were opened for a sneak peak at the improvements and the big changes in the 84 year-old structure. The renovations are part of a $175 million bond issue the citizens of Shreveport passed in 2011. When it opens, patrons will immediately notice that the building is now compliant with ADA standards making it more accessible for the handicap. The heating and air conditioning system have also been upgraded. SMG Regional Management says that these improvements are a great investment for the City of Shreveport.

"You'll see an up tick in programming whenever the grand opening occurs next year and then from then on the word is going to spread in the industry. Everyone knows about this building already and they're kind of keeping track of these improvements as well" says SMG Regional General Manager, Sam Voisin.

The re-grand opening of the auditorium is scheduled for April 2014; kicking off the rebirth of the Louisiana Hayride Brand.

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