Here’s what 17 other NHL teams that built their arena between 1993 and ’99, like the Buffalo Sabres, did or plan to do.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Amalie Arena (1996) – Over the years, a $60 million renovation completed in 2015 rebuilt the entrance, put in new padded seats, removed two upper sections for the bar and added 11,000 square feet of outdoor space. Party floor, climate control, lighting and the largest video board in North America. The club level was rebuilt and loge seating and new concession stands and restrooms were added.
Colorado Avalanche: Ball Arena (1999) – A proposal is on the table to renovate the arena and redevelop the 55-acre area surrounding the facility.
Montreal Canadiens: Bell Center (1996) – A $100 million renovation project added seating, improved concert facilities, restaurants, and turned Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal into a pedestrian-only street.
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Nashville Predators: Bridgestone Arena (1996) – Underwent nearly $70 million in renovations since 2011, including replacement of all seats, new bar area and service level and locker room improvements.
Ottawa Senators: Canadian Tire Center (1996) – 1996 A $15 million renovation in 2014 included upgrades to the club level and social gathering spaces on the 100th level. The group is in talks to build a new downtown event center surrounded by a mixed-use development.
Washington Capitals: Capital One Arena (1997) A $40 million renovation in 2018 replaced all the seats and installed a new sound system, expanded the concourses, improved all concessions and built a new team store.
Los Angeles Kings: Crypto.com Arena (1999) – The team spent $20 million in 2016 to upgrade 170 suites and premium areas, install new lighting and sound systems, and upgrade team storage. And this week, looking ahead, he announced a new set of updates.
St. Louis Blues: Enterprise Center (1994) – A $34 million renovation in 2018 included a new jumbotron, ice plant, team dressing room, concession stands, lighting and sound systems.
Florida Panthers: FL Live (1998) – 1998 A project completed in 2013 replaced seats in the lower bowl, a club red center ice seat was built into the lower level and a county-funded scoreboard was installed in anticipation of the 2015 NHL draft.
Anaheim Ducks: Honda Center (1993) – Upgrades to the arena include a 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment area, a 250-seat full-service restaurant on the main level and an expanded team store. A modern multimedia platform was installed on the stage and a new scoreboard was added in 2015.
Carolina Hurricanes: PNC Arena (1999) – Plans for a nearly $225 million project to extend the concourse, improve food and beverage options, expand the team store and add a new roof. Also, development around the arena could include office buildings, retail options and hotels.
Vancouver Canucks: Rogers Arena (1995) – The team plans to renovate the locker rooms and office and practice areas and relocate the media workroom as well as build a permanent practice field. In the year A $10 million renovation project in 2014 included expanding some of the concourses, adding a new Lodge Club with 13 six-person mini-suites and four new kitchens.
San Jose Sharks: SAP Center (1993) – The team replaced old seats, replaced the outside of the stairs, installed a new roof with a dehumidification system and brought in new ice processing technology. Also, it expanded its group storage by nearly 45%.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Scotiabank Arena (1999) As part of a $48 million project completed in 2010, renovations were made to the atrium, video wall and outdoor plaza. Another $10 million was spent in 2015 on further improvements, including a new scoreboard.
Boston Bruins: TD Garden (1995) – A $160 million renovation from 2014 to 2019 included a 1.87 million square foot retail, office, residential and hotel complex connected to the arena and allowing for expansion called The Hub on Causeway. The building’s footprint and atrium, expanded concourses, as well as log and patio space and new locker rooms.
Chicago Blackhawks: United Center (1994) In 2017, 190,000 square feet of additional space opened, and includes new office space for both teams, a new box office, a Bulls and Blackhawks team store and a five-story central atrium. They serve as a gathering place for fans.
Philadelphia Flyers: Wells Fargo Center (1996) – A $350 million renovation created courtside and rinkside luxury boxes and eliminated many of them in the rooftop and mezzanine levels. Every stage of the arena has been renovated and expanded, including the team dressing rooms.