The basement of the Memorial Union is in its final preparation and stages before its grand reopening at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 10. Starting in the summer of 2020, the Union went under renovation as part of the $47 million renovation. There will be 12 new dinning venues, 900 seats, 150 additional seats outside and more. The ground floor will have four performance stages and a lot of natural lighting. Even though there’s a lot new, the design aimed to preserve the traditions of campus and the building.