The Utica Memorial Auditorium will be getting a facelift.

$2 million in funding has been allocated in the new state budget for restorations to the Aud.

Senator Joe Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi say they'll continue to work with the Governor and the legislature to secure additional funding for the Auditorium to make it more marketable for larger attractions.

Griffo says renovations and improvements to the Aud are necessary to keep it an attractive host facility for the Mohawk Valley.