The Brantford Civic Centre will be the new home of the Brantford Bulldogs when they kick off their 2023-24 season.
Over the last several months, the facility has undergone several renovations in anticipation of the Bulldogs home opener on Saturday, October 7, 2023 when the team takes on the Oshawa Generals.
The Civic Centre refurbishment is well on track for completion and renovation highlights include:
- Exterior Refresh: Beginning Monday, September 11, 2023, the Civic Centre exterior will be painted to display the Bulldog colors of black and yellow.
- Parking Lot Upgrade: The resurfacing and realignment of the parking will result in an expansion of parking spaces, enhanced lighting, and improved pedestrian flow.
- New Addition: Offices within the addition will be finalized and ready for occupancy this week. This modern space will serve as the hub for the Bulldogs organization.
- New Scoreboard: A brand-new, state-of-the-art scoreboard has been installed, enhancing the game-day experience for fans and players.
- Enhanced Arena Amenities: Renovations within the arena include new rink glass, upgrades to gondolas, and the completion of concession areas to ensure that fans have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
- Ice Installation: This week, the City’s dedicated arena staff will begin the process of installing the ice in the rink. The ice is expected to be ready for action by September 18.
- Fitness Area: A fully equipped fitness area will be completed by September 18, providing the Bulldogs organization with a modern training facility.
- HVAC Installation: The final phase of the HVAC installation is set to be completed in April, 2024, ensuring optimal climate control for both players and spectators alike.
“The City of Brantford eagerly anticipates welcoming fans, players, and the entire community to the revitalized Civic Centre. The Bulldogs’ home opener on October 7th promises to be a memorable experience for fans and players alike, as we celebrate the start of a new era in Brantford hockey history.”