Bell Centre to undergo $100 million renovation
Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:40AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:49PM EDT
The Bell Centre is about to undergo $100 million in renovations over the next three years.
Geoff Molson, president of the Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Centre, and evenko, said the work is being planned so as not to interfere with any activities that normally take place at the arena.
"I think that overall we want our fan to have a great experience, and it was time for us to invest in the building, to give our fans an excuse to keep coming," said Molson.
"When they leave the Bell Centre feeling good about their experience whether it's the quality of the service, the quality of the seats, the increased space in the hallways here, we want them to leave satisfied."
"When you have a building that's 20 years old you have to face the music at some point and invest some money and make it a better place."
The plans include adding new restaurants to the building and transforming Canadiens Ave. into a pedestrian-only street.
The Bell Centre's 21,000 seats have already been replaced.
Work still to do includes renovating the loges, adding wi-fi, and changing the look of concession stands.
The Bell Centre was built nearly 20 years ago, and will soon be surrounded by two new condominium towers also owned by the company.