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LC Walker Arena Renovations Take Shape

Muskegon Lumberjacks

Ahead of the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) upcoming season, a variety of improvements are being made to the team’s LC Walker Arena

Construction has been underway for the last several months on the latest LC Walker Arena renovations, which are focused on improving several fan amenities. That includes renovated suites and premium seating, along with the installation of a new area that will include a beer garden.

According to a recent update, the ongoing renovations are about halfway complete. City officials believe that construction should wrap up in time for the Lumberjacks’ home opener in mid-October. More from

The first of three city-funded update projects on the arena began in May and will cost the city $230,000, according to city planning documents.

As of late July, the first phase of summer work was about halfway done, said Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson.

That work has mostly focused on renovating suite boxes, club and lodge seating, and the creation of a party platform that includes a beer garden, bar and a kids zone.

Much of that work is expected to be finished before the hockey team’s first home game on Oct. 16. Peterson said the city is on track to meet that deadline.

At some point during the season, construction on the last projects in the first phase–including concourse upgrades and new concessions–will commence. Further improvements to LC Walker Arena are expected to occur over the course of two future phases, though those rounds have not been scheduled. LC Walker Arena originally opened in 1960.

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