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Sacred Heart University to build $60 million hockey arena

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Sacred Heart University to build $60 million hockey arena

JLG and S/L/A/M Collaborative are designing the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | January 27, 2020
SHU hockey rink

Renderings courtesy Sacred Heart University

A new 4,000-seat, $60 million hockey and skating arena is set to begin construction this summer on the Sacred Heart University West Campus in Fairfield, Conn.

The arena will be home to the Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs, the university’s nationally ranked figure skating team, and the men’s club ice hockey team. The arena will also feature amenities such as a pro shop, beer gardens, food venues, suites, meeting rooms, broadcast facilities, and offices. Locker rooms and training rooms will also be included for the student athletes. 

 

SHU hockey arena aerial

 

Special events such as guest lectures, concerts, convocations, and other activities open to students and the community will be hosted in the building. Time will also be set aside for students, faculty, staff, and community members to skate. Students studying in the areas of sports communication & media, sport management, and hospitality will be able to use the arena as a classroom and practice space.

 

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The project is slated for completion in 2022.

 

SHU arena concourse

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