Improvements are coming to Muskegon, MI’s LC Walker Arena, with the mix of changes intended to refine the spectator experience.
Through the upcoming work, LC Walker Arena will receive several improvements and repairs. Seating upgrades are among the upcoming renovations, which are placing a focus on accessible seating as well as other offerings, and other improvements could be on the way.
Construction for some of the latest renovations will begin in the coming weeks, with officials hoping that the improvements will be in place in time for the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 2018-19 season. More from MLive.com:
Updates include new high-top, table and accessible seating, new paint, ceiling repairs and the removal of old and unused heating and cooling equipment. Those projects are planned to start within the next few weeks, said Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson.
Other updates include the creation of a beer garden, new rink glass, upgraded restrooms, reconfigured seating and an improved concessions concourse. Those improvements have not been approved as of yet, but may be added later if the city can work with the Downtown Development Authority to help foot the bill.
City-funded updates are scheduled to start within the next few weeks, and will cost an estimated $230,000, according to city planning documents.
The Muskegon City Commission approved the expense on Tuesday during the body’s regular meeting. At least $20,000 of that money will come from the city’s Americans With Disabilities Act compliance fund.
This comes as local officials look to spruce up LC Walker Arena, which originally opened in 1960.