Photos: NHL arena propositions, deals and renovations

 

A gallery of artist renderings depicting new sports arena proposistions, deals and renovations from various centres around North America.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Artist conceptions supplied by city of Edmonton. A photo illustration of the three design options presented for the downtown Edmonton arena, January 2013. The top artist rendering depicts the orignial arena design that includes the "Winter Garden," the bottom left shows the arena with a simple pedway crossing 104th Avenue and the bottom right depicts the arena without any pedway. (Illustration compilation by Jessica Brisson)</div>
 

Artist conceptions supplied by city of Edmonton. A photo illustration of the three design options presented for the downtown Edmonton arena, January 2013. The top artist rendering depicts the orignial arena design that includes the "Winter Garden," the bottom left shows the arena with a simple pedway crossing 104th Avenue and the bottom right depicts the arena without any pedway. (Illustration compilation by Jessica Brisson)

Photograph by: City of Edmonton, City of Edmonton

 
<div id="page1">Artist conceptions supplied by city of Edmonton. A photo illustration of the three design options presented for the downtown Edmonton arena, January 2013. The top artist rendering depicts the orignial arena design that includes the "Winter Garden," the bottom left shows the arena with a simple pedway crossing 104th Avenue and the bottom right depicts the arena without any pedway. (Illustration compilation by Jessica Brisson)</div>
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Brooklyn, New York. It sits partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Vanderbilt Yards rail yard at Atlantic Avenue. It is part of a proposed $4.9 billion sports arena, business and residential complex known as the Atlantic Yards. The sports arena was completed and open to the public on Sept. 21, 2012.
Proposed Seattle arena - An image provided by 360 Architecture Inc. shows, at right, the preliminary preferred design for a new arena being planned in Seattle to house an NBA basketball team, which could be the Sacramento Kings. The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. The arena would be located near CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field, which are at upper left.
The Montreal Canadiens have announced they will be investing in a new condominium building that will be erected next to the Bell Centre downtown Montreal. The construction of the $175-million condominium building will begin next summer on Centennial Plaza.
This illustration depicts the before and after look of the the Copps Coliseum renovation that was proposed by BlackBerry billionaire Jim Balsillie. The plan was unveiled in May 2009, which gave a glimpse of how the 24-year-old Steeltown arena could look should Balsillie win his bid to move the Phoenix Coyotes to Canada. The renovation, which would likely cost at least $150 million, puts a new gleaming glass facade on the aging arena, ups its capacity to 18,000 and fully complies with the NHL's rink rules, Balsillie's bid committee stressed.
Madison Square Garden's $1 billion second renovation is taking place mainly over three offseasons. New features include a larger entrance with interactive kiosks, retail, climate controlled space, and broadcast studio; larger concourses; new lighting and LED video systems with HDTV; new seating; two new pedestrian walkways suspended from the ceiling to allow fans to look directly down onto the games being played below; more dining options; and improved dressing rooms, locker rooms, green rooms, upgraded roof, and production offices.
An artist rendering shows the proposed GTA Centre in Markham, Ont. The facility is one of several across Canada that could host a new professional sports team.
A proposed arena to NHL standards for Quebec City is shown in an artist's rendering released in October 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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