Sports arenas bring in big bucks and crazy energy for the minor and major teams in cities across the nation. Here’s a look at three projects bringing in new builds and new momentum:
- Honolulu, Hawaii—Project officials announced a new projected timeline for the University of Hawaii’s new football stadium. If project plans go accordingly, the stadium will be operational in time for the university’s 2023 season. Hawaii’s state legislature approved $350 million to fund construction on the new stadium in July.
- Seattle, Washington—Construction of the new National Hockey League (NHL) franchise’s arena is full-steam ahead. The former KeyArena has been demolished, and project officials reported they plan to begin construction on the new arena’s seating bowl in 2020. The arena is estimated to be completed in summer 2021.
- Washington, D.C.—The district has announced it is seeking a contractor to demolish RFK Stadium. The 47,000-seat, multiuse stadium has been used for more than 50 years for a variety of different events, including the district’s professional football, soccer and baseball teams and other outdoor events. The district has set a proposal deadline of Oct. 22, 2019.