A new era has begun with the re-opening of the renovated Scotiabank Centre today, Sept. 10.
“Over its rich history, Scotiabank Centre has hosted some of our community’s most memorable events,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “With this investment in improvements we’re ensuring Halifax continues to have the premier venue for our region to gather, celebrate and be entertained.
The naming rights partnership with Scotiabank established in June 2014 included over $5 million for capital upgrades to the facility. Based on input from customers and partners, upgrades focused on key customer-experience enhancements such as new seats, expanded washrooms and new concession options.
“We are excited to kick off the fall events season by unveiling our new look and celebrating the many changes that have taken place over the summer to help enhance our customers’ experience with us,” said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of Trade Centre Ltd. “The upgrades mark a new era and an exciting future for a facility that is a great source of pride in our community.”
The new seats replace the 37-year-old orange seats that were in place since the facility’s opening. Along with a modern look, the new seats are more comfortable and include cup holders.
Other enhancements include renovated and expanded washrooms and new menu options from Centerplate, the new concessions and hospitality services provider. The enhanced menu includes local food and healthy alternatives, while continuing to offer traditional favourites.
Scotiabank Centre will re-open to the public for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, Sept. 13. The old seats will officially retire at the Halifax Mooseheads home opener on Sept. 18.
Follow @ScotiabankCtr on Twitter and check out its YouTube page for the latest updates, including the newly released timelapse video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GSV4jmiwzQ).