Finneran Pavilion’s renovation adds premium seating to the Villnaova University arena. (Courtesy Villanova University)

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA
BIRMINGHAM
LEGACY ARENA AT BJCC
CAPACITY: 16,654 sports, 18,000 concert
TO OPEN: TBD
COST: $125 million
OWNER: BirminghamJefferson Civic Center Authority
ARCHITECT: Populous
BUILDER: TBD
CONCESSIONS: Centerplate
www.bjcc.org
NOTES: Arena enhancements include a club lounge, new luxury suites, improved concession stands, a concourse expansion and alterations to the exterior.

CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO
CHASE CENTER
CAPACITY: 18,064
TO OPEN: Fall 2019
COST: $1 billion
OWNER: Golden State Warriors Arena LLC
ARCHITECT: Lead design architect is Manica, with Kendall Heaton architect of record and Gensler as the interior architect
BUILDER: Mortenson Construction, Clark Construction
CONCESSIONS: Partnership between Bon Appétit Management Company and Levy
www.chasecenter.com
NOTES: The sports and entertainment district covers a total of 11 acres in Mission Bay and will feature 580,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet of leasable restaurant and retail space. Chase Center will hold approximately 200 events per year.

DELAWARE
WILMINGTON
76ERS FIELDHOUSE
CAPACITY: 2,500
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $26 million
FACILITY MANAGER: BPG|Sports
FACILITY PARTNER: Philadelphia 76ers
ARCHITECT: Rossetti
BUILDER: BPGS Construction
www.76ersfieldhouse.com
NOTES: The multipurpose sports complex and youth training center will serve as home to the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League team of the Philadelphia 76ers. The venue includes three full-size basketball courts and one full-size indoor soccer field.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CAPITAL ONE ARENA
CAPACITY: 18,277
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $40 million
OWNER: Monumental Sports & Entertainment
ARCHITECT: Gensler
BUILDER: KBR Corp
CONCESSIONS: Aramark
www.capitalonearena.com
NOTES: The renovation will include the addition of new seats, a new state-of-the-art sound system, two new premium lounges and one renovated lounge, and newly designed concession stands throughout the arena. Concourses on the 100 and 400 levels will receive makeovers, and the flagship retail store of the Washington Capitals and Wizards will be updated.

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS ARENA
CAPACITY: 4,200
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: NA
OWNER: Washington, D.C.
ARCHITECT: Rossetti; Marshall Moya Design.
NOTES: The arena will serve as the home court for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA and the Capital City GoGo of the NBA G League. In addition, the venue will house a practice facility for the NBA’s Washington Wizards and host a variety of events.

FLORIDA
FORT MYERS
HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER
CAPACITY: Arena  3,500 seats
TO OPEN: First quarter 2020
COST: Renovation estimated at $12 million
OWNER: City of Fort Myers
MANAGEMENT and CONCESSIONS: Mainsail Lodging & Development
www.harborsideevents.com
NOTES: Arena is part of a larger $65 million development project that includes a 12-story, 243-room hotel with signature and casual restaurants, a rooftop bar and 8,000 square feet of meeting space.

GEORGIA
ATLANTA
STATE FARM ARENA (Formerly Philips Arena)
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
CAPACITY: TBD
COST: $192.5 million
OWNER: Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority
ARCHITECT: HOK
BUILDER: Turner Construction
CONCESSIONS: Levy
www.philipsarena.com
NOTES: The reimagined arena, which is the home court of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, will include new clubs, suites and luxury boxes, 360-degree connected concourses on all levels, improved sightlines and state-of-the-art video throughout. The renovation will include the creation of the NBA’s first courtside bar.

ILLINOIS
EVANSTON
WELSH-RYAN ARENA
CAPACITY: Original capacity of 8,117 will decrease. Number is TBD, but expected to be approximately 7,000.
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $110 million
OWNER: Northwestern University
ARCHITECT: HOK
BUILDER: Mortenson Construction
CONCESSIONS: Levy
www.northwestern.edu
NOTES: The renovation will feature new seating throughout the arena, including replacing wood bleachers with chairback seats. The concourse will be wider and more accessible with improved lighting. New concession areas will feature twice as many point-of-sale stations and more food and drink options. Work will include upgrades in lighting, audio and video capabilities.

INDIANA
TERRE HAUTE
HULMAN CENTER
CAPACITY: 10,200
TO OPEN: TBA
COST: $43.75 million
OWNER: Indiana State University
ARCHITECT: Ratio Architects
BUILDER: TBD
CONCESSIONS: Sodexo.
hulmancenter.org
NOTES: Renovation of the venue, which was built in 1973, is in the design phase.

KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON
RUPP ARENA
CAPACITY: 20,500
TO OPEN: Late 2021
COST: $241 million (including convention center)
OWNER: LexingtonFayette Urban County Government
ARCHITECT: NBBJ and EOP Architects
BUILDER: Messer Construction
www.rupparena.com
NOTES: Renovation of Rupp Arena will include a new wedge-shaped exterior for the arena. Inside the arena, home to Kentucky men’s basketball, new upper-level chairback seating will be installed and new club areas will be added. The renovation of the arena is part of a larger project that also includes an expansion of the Lexington Center convention facility.

MISSOURI
KANSAS CITY
HY-VEE ARENA
CAPACITY: 5,000 for the upper bowl, 3,500 for the lower bowl, 10,000 for the stage terrace
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $26 million. Overall costs, including sports equipment and furniture, fixtures and equipment, is $39 million
OWNER: Foutch Brothers LLC
ARCHITECT: Foutch Brothers
BUILDER: McCownGordon
hyveearena.com
NOTES: Arena will feature a five-lane, 350-meter competition surface running track. Two floors of hardwood maple courts will be large enough for 12 basketball / futsal courts or 20 volleyball courts  the 80,000 square feet of surface area can accommodate wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and many other activities.

NEVADA
LAS VEGAS
MSG SPHERE
CAPACITY: More than 18,000
TO OPEN: Fiscal 2021
COST: TBD
OWNER: Madison Square Garden
ARCHITECT: Populous
NOTES: The venue will include a dynamically adaptive acoustics system that will use a variety of technologies to deliver audio to every guest, regardless of the size or type of the event. A new architecture for connectivity will enable a broader range of content, greater interaction among guests and more immersive entertainment experiences.

NEW YORK
ELMONT
BELMONT PARK ARENA
CAPACITY: 18,000
TO OPEN: 2021-22 NHL season
COST: $1 billion (including total multiuse development)
PROJECT DEVELOPER: New York Arena Partners
ARCHITECT: Populous BUILDER: AECOM Hunt
NOTES: The proposed venue, which is located next to the historic Belmont Park horse racing track, will host the New York Islanders and a variety of performance and sporting events. The associated development will include a hotel, retail spaces, public open spaces, office spaces, a movie theater and more.

OHIO
CLEVELAND
QUICKEN LOANS ARENA
CAPACITY: 20,562 (capacity will be reduced upon completion of renovation)
TO OPEN: Fall 2019
COST: $140 million
OWNER: City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
ARCHITECT: Gensler Architects
BUILDER: Whiting-Turner
CONCESSIONS: Aramark
www.theqarena.com
NOTES: The renovation will include an expanded, glass-enclosed north entrance and creation of a 42,530-square-foot atrium. The project will also include the addition of 6,350 square feet to the main concourse.

DAYTON
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ARENA
CAPACITY: 13,435
TO OPEN: Fall 2019
COST: $72 million
OWNER: University of Dayton
ARCHITECT: Hastings & Chivetta Architects, Sink Combs Dethlefs
BUILDER: Danis
CONCESSIONS: In-house
www.transformudarena.com
NOTES: The renovation, which is being completed in three phases, includes updated seating, a new four-sided, center-hung video board, new LED ribbon boards, upgraded audio system and broadcast infrastructure, a new concourse, new south and west entrances, and a new media room and press conference area.

CINCINNATI
FIFTH THIRD ARENA
CAPACITY: 12,012
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $87 million
OWNER: University of Cincinnati
ARCHITECT: Populous
BUILDER: Megen Construction.
53arena.gobearcats.com
NOTES: In the renovation, the arena will add 542 club seats, a new videoboard, new ribbon boards, a sound system, new restrooms, new concessions and LED lighting. The project includes a new concourse on the upper level, an expanded lower-level concourse and a renovation of the building face. The venue will add hospitality areas.

PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA
FINNERAN PAVILION
CAPACITY: 6,500
TO OPEN: Fall 2018
COST: $60 million
OWNER: Villanova University
ARCHITECT: EwingCole; Schiller and Hersh Associates
BUILDER: Hunter Roberts.
www.finneranpavilion.com
NOTES: The renovation emphasizes improving and creating new amenities and creating premium seating options. Enhancements include a relocated, revamped main entrance, a continuous 360-degree concourse, new seating designed for improved comfort, enhanced audiovisual capabilities, a new Hall of Fame exhibit, a new hospitality area, premium courtside seating options with access to select clubs and amenities, and upgraded Wi-Fi.

MOON TOWNSHIP
UPMC EVENTS CENTER
CAPACITY: 4,000
TO OPEN: Spring 2019
COST: $42 million
OWNER: Robert Morris University
ARCHITECT: Ross Bianco Architecture
CONSTRUCTION: General contractor is P.J. Dick and Oxford is the construction manager
CONCESSIONS: Parkhurst
www.rmu.edu/
athletics/upmc-events-center
NOTES:  The new 161,000-square-foot facility will be home for the basketball and volleyball teams for Robert Morris University and will host a range of other events, including conventions, speakers and concerts. The venue replaces the Charles L. Sewall Center.

PHILADELPHIA
WELLS FARGO CENTER
CAPACITY: 19,500
TO OPEN: NA
COST: $250 million
OWNER:: Comcast Spectacor
ARCHITECT: SCI Architects
BUILDER: StructureTone
CONCESSIONS: Aramark
www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com
NOTES: Renovation enhancements will include new seating, an improved mezzanine level, upgraded concourses and new openair lounge areas. An exterior wall will be replaced with a glass front that allows for views of the city.

TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE
BRIDGESTONE ARENA
CAPACITY: 17,159 for hockey
TO OPEN: Annual renovations each summer, with the most recent to be completed in fall 2018
COST: $12 million
OWNER: Sports Authority of Nashville and Davidson County
ARCHITECT: Populous
BUILDER: Various
CONCESSIONS: Delaware North
www.bridgestonearena.com
NOTES: The renovation project will include a substantial upgrade of the arena’s audiovisual system, including replacing and adding to the arena’s LED ribbon boards and upgrading its control room. More selfserve concession kiosks will be installed, the team store will be renovated and a new bar will be added.

TEXAS
FORT WORTH
DICKIES ARENA
CAPACITY: 14,000
TO OPEN: November 2019
COST: $540 million
OWNER: City of Fort Worth
ARCHITECT: HKS (architect of record); David M. Schwarz Architects (design architect)
BUILDER: The Beck Group
CONCESSIONS: In-house
dickiesarena.com
NOTES: Located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the arena will host a variety of events, such as concerts, sporting events (including rodeos) and family shows. The venue will have the capacity to accommodate conventions, exhibit events, business meetings and private receptions.

HOUSTON
FERTITTA CENTER
CAPACITY: 7,100
TO OPEN: December 2018
COST: $60 million
OWNER: University of Houston
ARCHITECT: PGAL; AECOM
BUILDER: Turner Construction
CONCESSIONS: Aramark
uhcougarpride.com/
fertittacenter
NOTES: The renovation of the arena formerly known as Hofheinz Pavilion includes moving seats closer to the action, 2,000 new premium seats, upgraded videoboards, new sound system, new restrooms, new retail spaces and new locker rooms.

VIRGINIA
LYNCHBURG
LIBERTY ARENA
CAPACITY: 4,000
TO OPEN: Fall 2020
COST: NA
OWNER: Liberty University.
NOTES: The new arena will host men’s and women’s basketball games and women’s volleyball games. It will feature premium seating and hospitality areas. In addition, the adjacent 14,000-seat Vines Center will be renovated, including updates to the dome roof.

WASHINGTON
SEATTLE
KEYARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER
CAPACITY (with renovation): 17,400 for hockey, 18,600 for basketball, 19,000 for concerts
TO OPEN: October 2020
COST: $700 million
OWNER: City of Seattle
ARCHITECT: Populous
BUILDER: Project manager: CAA Icon. General contractor: Skanska
AECOM Hunt.
www.keyarena.com
NOTES: The arena hosts concerts and serves as the home of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and Seattle University men’s basketball team. Renovation plans maintain the KeyArena roof, a designated historic landmark, and complete a major overhaul of the rest of the arena. The overhaul would nearly double the existing usable space.

AUSTRALIA
MELBOURNE
ROD LAVER ARENA
CAPACITY: Arena  16,310 seats
MANAGEMENT: Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
OWNER: State government
CONCESSIONS: Delaware North
www.rodlaverarena.com.au
NOTES: Upgrade construction to the arena will be completed by 2020. The arena will remain operational throughout the course of the renovations. The renovation will include a new three-level main entrance and new annexes, new accessible entrances to the seating bowl, and expanded public concourse spaces throughout the facility.

FINLAND
HELSINKI
HELSINKI GARDEN
CAPACITY: 11,000
TO OPEN: TBD
COST: $600 million (including total development)
www.gardenhelsinki.fi
NOTES: The arena remains in the planning phase. Helsinki Garden will replace Helsinki Ice Hall (cap. 8,200) as home to IFK Helsinki hockey club. The project will include shops, restaurants, hotel, offices and apartments.

NORWAY
OSLO
JORDAL AMFI
CAPACITY: 5.500
TO OPEN: Summer 2020
COST: $59 million
OWNER: City of Oslo
ARCHITECT: Hille Melbye
BUILDER: NCC
NOTES: The arena will be the home of the Valerenga Ishockey (ice hockey) team.

SPAIN
BARCELONA
NEW PALAU BLAUGRANA
CAPACITY: 12,000 for sporting events; 12,500 for cultural events
TO OPEN: 2019
2020 season
COST: NA
OWNER: F.C. Barcelona
ARCHITECT: HOK and TAC Arquitectes.
www.fcbarcelona.com
NOTES: A large projection screen on the underside of the roof, transparency and an outdoor concourse with patios and plazas will create an open-air, street festival environment. The arena will serve as home court for FC Barcelona Lassa, a Euroleague basketball team.

UNITED KINGDOM
LONDON
MSG SPHERE
CAPACITY: 18,500
TO OPEN: About one year after the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas opens
COST: TBA
OWNER: Madison Square Garden
ARCHITECT: Populous
NOTES: The LED exterior will be fully programmable, creating a digital showcase for brands, artists, events and partners. Inside, the venue will feature an LED display pane that wraps around the interior of the bowl.

SWANSEA
SWANSEA ARENA
CAPACITY: 3,500
TO OPEN: 2020
COST: $127 million
OWNER: Swansea Council
ARCHITECT:ACME
BUILDER: Not yet appointed.
NOTES: The venue is designed to host theater and musical performances, conferences and exhibitions. Ambassador Theatre Group will operate it.