Keep up with construction of National Hockey & Event Center

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The initial excavation of the south end of the National Hockey & Event Center was completed this spring with the most dramatic change to passersby being the removal of the hillside along Herb Brooks Way. Photograph by Adam Hammer 05.


The first phase of construction on the National Hockey and Event Center made major strides this spring at St. Cloud State. A new webcam has been set up at stcloudstate.edu/nhec for curious folks to watch old walls come down and new ones go up.

The most dramatic change to passersby so far was the removal of the hillside along Herb Brooks Way to begin construction on the masonry for the new walls on the first floor.

Construction work on the first phase of this $14.7 million expansion and renovation will continue into the hockey season.

Slated to be complete spring 2013, the expanded and renovated NHEC will be a regional events center hosting entertainment, retail, conventions and sporting events. Central to the construction project is a 50,000 square-foot, four-story glass atrium that will extend south from the current facade to Herb Brooks Way. In addition, 20,000 square-feet will be remodeled.

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