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KeyArena Renovation Breaks Ground in Seattle

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Seattle officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of its iconic KeyArena, signaling that the renovation project has officially kicked off, now with a price tag of over $800 million.

The groundbreaking came a day after the National Hockey League approved an expansion franchise for the city.

Images: Populous

Seattle officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of its iconic KeyArena, signaling that the renovation project has officially kicked off, now with a price tag of over $800 million.

“We’re going to break ground on this, and when this is done it will be the best arena anywhere,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said during the ceremony.

The Project

The Seattle City Council took the final step in green-lighting the redevelopment in September, unanimously approving the deal with The Seattle Arena Company, or ArenaCo, including developer Oak View Group, which released information about the project in August. Oak View tapped the joint venture of Skanska and AECOM Hunt as the general contractor of the project, with Populous as the architect and CAA ICON as project manager.

For the project, all updates to the structure will be done without touching the arena’s famous roofline. Since KeyArena is a designated historic building, four supporting pylons will first be installed so that the entire interior can be redone. The playing floor will reportedly drop 15 feet, to 58 feet below grade, allowing playing lines for hockey and basketball to line up.

The Seattle City Council took the final step in green-lighting the redevelopment in September, unanimously approving the deal with The Seattle Arena Company, or ArenaCo, including developer Oak View Group, which released information about the project in August.

An additional 50,000 square feet will be added for more storage and premium club space, which will offer views of the Space Needle. The capacity for the venue will be expanded to 17,400 for NHL games at 18,600 for NBA, meaning the building’s area will grow to 750,000 square feet.

Though an NBA team isn’t in the works now, it is a long-term goal for the city. (Seattle’s previous team, the SuperSonics, left for Oklahoma City in 2008.)

Originally, the project was supposed to be completed in time for the 2020-21 NHL season, but officials have now pushed back that date almost an entire year, looking at a spring 2021 target.

Editor's Note: Corrected title.

   

Tagged categories: Maintenance + Renovation; North America; Renovation; Stadiums/Sports Facilities; Upcoming projects

Comment from Michael Halliwell, (12/12/2018, 10:56 AM)

Psst....the title....they aren't growing something, they've broken ground for the arena ;)


Comment from Laura Kemmerer, (12/12/2018, 11:48 AM)

The title has been corrected. Thank you for letting us know, and thank you for reading!


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