Stage Five of the The Aud Expansion Project includes significant changes to both the seating expansion and the interior dressing room area.
Fans passing by the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium will notice that the exterior framework of the expansion continues to develop. The flooring of the new concourse level has been installed to accommodate the concessions and washrooms for the new seating area. In addition, the pre-cast concrete for the new seats has been added, giving fans an idea of what the stands and stairways will look like when completed.
The second area of improvement is the dressing room area, where the majority of the masonry work has been completed. Additionally, framing is being added where the business offices and team facilities will be located. When completed, the Rangers’ dressing room will be expanded to the benches at ice level and walls have been constructed to accommodate this change.
“It’s exciting to go in and see the rooms forming,” says Chief Operating Officer and Governor of the Rangers, Steve Bienkowski. “It makes the architectural drawings come to life”.
The next step in the project will be the erection of trusses for the new roof over the expansion, which will be visible from the exterior of the building to passers-by. Once the final stages of the building’s skeleton are complete, the focus will turn to the removal of the existing roof lines from inside the building and eventually to the installation of electrical wiring, drywall and other interior fixtures.
The expansion project remains on schedule.
CLICK HERE to view the newest video update on Stage Five of The Aud Expansion Project 2012. Chief Operating Officer and Governor of the Rangers, Steve Bienkowski provides details on the project.
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