Acrisure Arena with a Seating Capacity of 11K Guests Celebrates Placing Concrete Ice Floor

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Aug 27, 2022


Acrisure area, home to Seattle Kraken’s American Hockey League (AHL) team, Coachella Valley Firebirds, will open by the end of this year (December 2022). The top-notch venue will be home to some of the biggest and brightest names in the music business. When it is ready, it will have 11,000 seats for the guests, including contemporary luxury suites.

Key Takeaways

  • The Arena will have a nearby public skating rink double as a year-round community meeting place and the CV Firebirds’ training facility.
  • Conventions, sizable gatherings, and international events, as well as award presentations, and exhibitions, will take place here.

Acrisure Arena: More than an Entertainment Hub

Acrisure Arena has been under construction for 14 months after breaking ground in June 2021 for the $250–300 million project. The 10,000-seat Arena has been taking shape over the past year for anybody traveling along Interstate 10.

According to project executive Bill Dieter, more than 400 employees built the Acrisure Arena. As the project is nearly complete, installing a 17,000-square-foot concrete ice rink marked another significant construction milestone for Acrisure Arena.

“They were laying down the concrete ice floor with tons of heavy machinery, but there was much hands-on labor to complete the concrete. The construction team laid about 17,000 square feet of concrete on the concrete ice floor. So we’ll have about, it’ll be right around 400 yards for today.

Project Executive Bill Dieter

The official “first sitter,” V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County’s Fourth District supervisor, will host the Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey club and several concerts and events when it opens in December.

The first hockey game will officially take place on December 18. Thus, seeing the rink’s concrete and even one single seat is a significant milestone for the team responsible for keeping the project on track. This construction is taking place quite rapidly.

Final Round of Construction

A horseshoe-shaped collection of stands already has fences and concrete slabs. Moreover, the concrete sheet is one of the project’s final components. And this will take place in late November or early December.

Retractable seats will be placed in an open space on the Arena’s west end. These seats will be used for hockey games and maybe pulled back against the wall to make way for a stage for concerts.

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Wrap Up!

In addition to serving as an entertainment hub, the Arena will substantially influence the community by creating employment and involving local workers in constructing these jobs. People from nearby cities may now go to the Arena to experience the many shows it will present, thanks to the inauguration of the CV rail lines.


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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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