Yardmen Arena

Client City of Belleville
Location Belleville, ON
Contract Type Construction Management
Year Completed October 2017
Architect Architecture49

Project Details

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
  • Concessions/kitchen
  • Audio/visual system and score clock
  • Viewing areas
  • IT and telephone system

The Challenge

The biggest challenge was the tight timelines, the fixed deadline for occupancy and renovating a 39-year-old facility.

The Solution

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.