On the eve of the first Michigan Warriors (NAHL) game at Perani Arena, Firland Management unveiled renovations to the Flint (Mich.) arena, including upgraded concessions and better arena lighting.
The renovations total came to almost $1 million. They included included updated food service equipment, refreshed concession counters, enhanced ice surface lighting, new concourse lighting, fresh paint and other aesthetic improvements in addition to nearly $500,000 in improvements to the arenaâ€™s roof.
â€œWe will continue to invest as we work to restore Perani Arena and Event Center to a point of pride for the Flint community,â€ said Firland Management CEO Jim Cain, who oversees operations at the facility. â€œWe promised improvements and weâ€™re already delivering them in the aesthetics and functionality of the Arena. Weâ€™re confident the people of Flint and the surrounding area will like what they see.â€
Perani Arena will host the opening game of the inaugural season of Michigan Warriors NAHL hockey in Flint on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
Concession and food service improvements are highlighted by new countertops, new display menu boards and new food and beverage equipment, as well as new point of sale stations. Roof work began recently and is expected to continue through October.
â€œFlint deserves a first-class entertainment venue,â€ Cain said. â€œWeâ€™re investing in Perani Arena and in the Flint community to make this a destination for all kinds of events, from hockey games to high school graduations and from trade shows to consumer expos.â€
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