Tom Gazzola goes into more detail on the proposed downtown Edmonton arena as artist renderings from inside the facility were released. Click the play button on the video on the left to watch.
MAIN CONCOURSE EXPERIENCE
The concourses will be both spacious and open to the seating bowl to allow patrons to feel like they are part of the action, even when they are out of their seats enjoying food and beverages from one of the many, varied concession stands. Wherever possible, the building will be designed to promote natural light and city views.
BISTRO BAR EXPERIENCE
Enhanced food and beverage options will be spread throughout the building and service both premium and general admission customers. Bistro Bars are one concept that promotes mix and mingle opportunities from a vantage point overlooking the bowl.
SKY TERRACE SEATING
The media ring is brought off the end walls and closer to the action below. Recognizing that it is no accident that this is the preferred viewing location for hockey operations personnel, it also provides an opportunity to create a premium seating option for the most hard core of hockey fans.
LOGE LEVEL EXPERIENCE
It is anticipated that the number of corporate suites will be reduced in favor of loge seating. A separate loge concourse will feature private terrace tables and/or drink rails and premium food and beverage offerings. An ideal location for business and social networking, loge seating is well suited to small to medium sized corporations and avid hockey fans. .
OVERALL SEATING BOWL - CONCERT CONFIGURATION
The new arena will be designed to accommodate even the most demanding concert configurations with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and excellent acoustics. This rendering depicts the performer’s stage recessed into the stands maximizing sight lines in the bowl and creating a 20,000-seat concert venue.
REDUCED BOWL - CONCERT CONFIGURATION
A specialized curtaining system will be incorporated that will allow the facility to easily transition from a 20,000-seat venue down to a more intimate configuration of 2,000-seats. This rendering illustrates a 6,000-seat concert configuration utilizing one half of the lower bowl.