- Apr 14, 2010
- Reaction score
I'm not in the camp that feels that the costs were a total waste. Would I have preferred a brand new 10,000 fixed seat arena, without question. But the improvements that were made to the building were significant and it went from the feeling of being in a large high school gymnasium to a venue with new seating, corner suites, additional restrooms, bigger locker rooms, enlarged box office area, removal of the suicide stairs, added space for meetings, wider concourses, new ice system, much improved loading dock and backstage space, new artist dressing rooms, moveable riser seating to allow the end stage to be positioned further back for concerts, and numerous cosmetic improvements including new paint and tile. The arena went from a score of 3.5 to a solid 8 when compared to similar sized venues in my opinion.