Wednesday was a good night for Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place, with operators reporting a surplus and future upgrades being facilitated.
At a meeting on Wednesday, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place general manager Brian Sipe told the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority that the venue is expected to produce a surplus. According to Sipe, that figure should amount to more than $300,000, and insurance premiums will only increase by 0.5%.
In the midst of receiving that news, the authority took some steps toward upgrading Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place. These upgrades would provide a boost to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. More from the Times Leader:
The board approved awarding contracts to the insurance vendors. It also gave the go ahead to hire NEPA Engineering as project director for the replacement of the ice rink and to prepare a request for proposals for the work to be done next year.
Angelo Answini, chairman of the capital improvements and strategic planning committee, urged the board not to delay the project because the rink is home ice for the arena’s anchor tenant, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team.
“We don’t want to left behind without getting all the work upfront done,” Answini said, stressing the project has tight deadline in order to be completed for the start of the 2017-2018 hockey season.
As we covered last month, there are upgrades expected at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place for the upcoming Penguins’ season. The Club Pub–an area reserved for those with club tickets–is expected to open this fall, along with changes to the venue’s restrooms and concession stands. It was reported on Wednesday that the Club Pub is on schedule.
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place is managed by SMG.
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