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Mohegan Sun Arena Receives $2.8M in Upgrades


Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins

Officials have unveiled a number of changes to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, with the renovations amounting to $2.8 million in upgrades. 

In advance of the upcoming season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Mohegan Sun Arena has received several improvements. One major investment allowed for the arena’s parking lot to be fully paved, while additional expenses covered changes inside the venue. That included an upgraded ice floor, plus an acoustical panel installation.

During an event on Friday, officials–including Luzerne County Convention Center Authority member Donna Cupinski–described the importance of the renovations. More from The Times Leader:

“Yes, let me say that again. We paved the entire parking lot so that our guests never again have to drive or walk on dirt and gravel,” Cupinski said Friday as the authority showed off the most recent capital improvements.

The $1.3 million parking lot project, the $1.1 million ice floor replacement and the $400,714 acoustical panel installation were completed this past summer in time for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ hockey season home opener Oct. 7.

Cupinski, chairwoman of the authority’s capital improvements and strategic planning committee, said the work totaling $2.8 million was funded with the remainder of a bond issue that was refinanced in 2012 for upgrades to the arena.

All of the upgrades are in place for the Penguins’ 2017-18 season, which begins with their opener at Mohegan Sun Arena on October 7.

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