Construction JV to spearhead Seattle Arena renovation



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OVG-Seattle and NHL Seattle recently named Skanska-Hunt, a joint venture between Skanska and AECOM Hunt, as general contractor for the redevelopment of the Seattle Center Arena, AECOM announced in a press release.

Together the project team is set to begin construction on the largest private investment in the history of Pacific Northwest sports and entertainment. Skanska-Hunt joins project partners including, CAA ICON (developer representative and project manager), Populous (architect) and Labor Partners, according to the release.

“Today’s announcement adding Skanska-Hunt to this world-class project team is just another step in a defining moment for our city as we continue to move toward the resurgence of the Seattle Center,” said Tod Leiweke, President & CEO, Seattle Hockey Partners.

“Visitors for the sports and entertainment events are going to be treated with a venue that not only honors the history of the arena, but also provides the latest in arena and fan engagement technology. No matter if you’re here to see the Seattle Storm, a hockey game or a concert, the new Seattle Center Arena will deliver amazing fan experiences,” he said.

The redeveloped and reimagined Seattle Center Arena will honor the history of the building, while also engaging cutting-edge engineering techniques to deliver a building that will provide the best setting for hockey, basketball, concerts and other entertainment events. When complete, the new arena will be feature an interior of up to 750,000 sq. ft., almost double its current size. The new arena will also meet LEED standards and preserve the current historic and iconic roofline.

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