The 39-year-old Yardmen arena Construction was expanded and renovated to provide a home for the new Belleville Senators franchise. This fast tracked project will expand seating to a minimum of 4,400 and will provide a 9,000 SF home team dressing room and a 1,000 SF visitor dressing room. The renovated facility will meet both National Hockey League and AHL standards. Additional features include:
- 10 suites and 8 theatre boxes
- Audio/visual system and score clock
- Viewing areas
- IT and telephone system
The biggest challenge was the tight timelines, the fixed deadline for occupancy and renovating a 39-year-old facility.
Project planning at the earliest stages is vital in completing such projects. Ball had to begin construction as soon as possible in order to meet the schedule deadline. A raft of pre-construction activities was initiated and milestone dates were continually met. Teamwork and open-communication were essential for the success of this project.