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Renovated Stoneham Arena draws praise

The Boston Bruins are reportedly eying the renovation facility as a new practice center.
Stoneham Arena in Boston has always been a convenient facility, but the city of Stoneham didn’t maintain the facility, allowing it to deteriorate over the years. In addition, the arena wasn’t managed very well, requiring annual six-figure subsidies from the city.

The city, to its credit, decided to invest in the facility. A $199,000 renovation plan from Rink Systems of Minnesota installed an energy-efficient ceiling, National Hockey League-grade steel sideboards, and shatterproof glass. Business is up at the arena: the renovations should pay for themselves, and the faciliity is now revenue-positive.

And it’s drawn the attention of the Boston Bruins, who are reportedly looking at moving practices to the arena.

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