According to project officials, construction for the Moncton Event Centre is on track, which should allow the venue to open in 2018.
Currently under construction in downtown Moncton, the arena will serve as home to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League‘s Moncton Wildcats and host other indoor events and performances. Moncton officials have already touted the project as a possible economic development catalyst, citing increased interest in development in the downtown area.
At this point, project officials say that construction of the Moncton Event Centre is on track for its 2018 opening and is coming in on budget. Additionally, they are preparing for the potentially harsh winter weather. More from CTV News Atlantic:
Ground was broken on the $100-million facility this spring. Project director Rick Leger says everything is on time and on budget.
But with stormy weather well underway, Leger says some aspects of the construction become a little more difficult.
“Doing roofing is obviously more complicated once the snow starts,” said Leger. “Getting the exterior masonry walls, you’ve got to hoard them in and heat them. Getting the roof done you’ve got to pick your days from now on.”
The Wildcats currently play their home games at the Moncton Coliseum, which opened in 1973.