Over £1.5m investment has been announced for the FlyDSA Arena to guarantee that fans, event organisers and promoters have the latest venue facilities, with sustainability and security as two major factors of the refurbishment.
They will be installing a new ice plant which will reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions as well as providing better quality ice for ice-hockey and touring shows, such as Disney on Ice.
Extra security measures will also be installed at the venue following a comprehensive counter terrorism survey to ensure the Arena remains at the forefront of safety and security.
Head of SIVLive Dominic Stokes said:
“The history and heritage of this amazing venue is what makes it so special. With the support of Sheffield City Council, the investment in the FlyDSA Arena will ensure it remains one of the best multi-functional spaces in the region, promoting our great city and supporting Sheffield City Trust’s aim of improving the health & wellbeing of the people of Sheffield.
The Sheffield Steelers have been a revelation this year with fantastic performances on the ice and phenomenal support and attendances from the fans. Investing in our infrastructure ensures our back of house experience continues to improve for promoters, acts and event organisers ensuring Sheffield remains at the forefront of the industry.”
This investment comes following news that the FlyDSA Arena is in the Top 100 Arenas worldwide. Industry publication Pollstar released figures for 2019 showing the FlyDSA Arena is the 65th busiest Arena in the World and 7th busiest in the UK.
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