WORCESTER, MA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — SMG and City of Worcester are planning a $17.5M refurb of the SMG-managed DCU Center, with this latest phase of construction starting in November. The arena, which marks its 30th annivesary, underwent an initial round of upgrades improvements in the summer of 2009.
Upgrades are planned for both the interior and exterior of the venue. Interior renovations include a redesigned box office, four new suites, additional and improved restrooms, improvements to the concourse and additional retail spaces. The mechanical and electrical systems are also slated for upgrades, with a new chiller plant, emergency generator and fire and security systems improvements planned. Plans for the outside include cosmetic upgrades, a new digital marquee, streetscape and a new landscaped promenade at the entrance.
Sandy Dunn, General Manager of the DCU Center, stated, “The next phase of this multi-year capital improvement project is an important one as it will incorporate improved fan and client amenities. Our patrons and customers are the spirit of our industry; keeping them happy and returning ensures that the DCU Center remains competitive and sought after by advertisers, promoters and fans.” – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers