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Memorial Auditorium Renovations near completion


 
 
Memorial Auditorium Renovations near completion

A look at how a 52 year old grand ole' building went through 5 months of rennovations costing 7 million dollars to regain status as one of Canada's premier hockey facilities.  Pictures of the exterior and interior as the building goes through the rushed rennovations to update it for the upcoming hockey season.  The first of the pictures are from June 21st and June 28th, 2002.



This is the west side of the Memorial Auditorium, as you can clearly see the expansion appears to be nothing more than superstructure at the time.  Some of the hanging boxes don't even have floors yet!


The picture on the right gives you an idea of just how much the extension will protrude from the building.


A week has gone by and they are already beginning to drywall the hanging boxes and the remainder is
starting to really take shape.


Pictures from the outside from the day of the fan appreciation game - 9/01/02
Progress is evident, and a nice tan color replaces the ugly white and yellow.


RangerRush's first look at the inside and renovation in progess, this place was a
mess on the inside for the first exhibition game against the Generals!  Dirt and
dust everywhere.  The picture on the left shows the boxes all tarped over, most
surprisingly looking are the hanging boxes at the end of the arena.  The light up
ads have been removed exposing the old green paintjob.  The picture on the right
shows the new resturant end (behind the tarp) this picture was taken from the
camera spot at center ice in the new media area.


Pictures from the last exhibition game against the Barrie Colts on Sept 13th, 2002, give
a better idea of what to expect the end result to look like.

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An idea of what the new scoreboard will look like.
(taken from the Kitchener Rangers' program)

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