The National Hockey Center is primarily a hockey facility, featuring two Olympic size sheets of ice. The plan called for enhancing the fan experience and converting the facility into a multipurpose venue. End seating was added to expand the seating count from 6,000 seats to 7,000 seats.
Twenty-four luxury suites were also added in addition to a new front entrance and atrium. The atrium includes ticketing, administration, improved vertical circulation, a team pro-shop and access to the suite level. The additions provide all new concourses, restrooms and concessions.
Completion Date: 2013
Size: Addition 47,985 sq. ft., renovation 19,381 sq. ft.
Construction Cost: $29M (procured July 2009)
Seating Count: 6,500
"The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center has been transformed into one of the finest facilities in the country." Bob Motzko, Head Hockey Coach, SCSU