Installation of G-Drive Arena sports technology completed
On July 20, an operations meeting for the status of the G-Drive Arena construction was held. The members of the operating group reported the current status of the facility and the detailed plan for the final stage of construction to Alexander Krylov, Avangard HC Board of Directors Chairman.
As of today, the sports technology of the arena has been completed: refrigerating equipment for ice preparation has been started up, hockey boards have been installed, and the first ice has been layered.
The installation of stands fencing continues in the bowl, the installation of seats has been started today. The installation of telescopic bleachers will be started by the end of this week. The jumbotron has been delivered to the facility - the framing has been started. For this, a protective coating of ice has been laid.
Interior finishing works are being performed in the main building. Furniture is being assembled in the home teams areas. Walls and ceilings are being finished, ceramic granite is being laid, and decorative lighting is being installed in the spectator areas. Finishing works are being performed in the public spaces, stairs, restrooms. Doors, internal stained-glass windows and glass fences are being delivered to the arena.
All 12 escalators have been installed. The installation and testing of elevators are being finalized – the total number of them is 18.
The installation of the main decorative elements of the building facade is being completed. The preparation for the installation of the media façade has been started.
The Arena is connected to the city water supply system, sewerage system, heat supply system and communication system. The facility is being prepared for voltage supply according to a constant power supply scheme - commissioning of switchgear equipment, transformer stations, cable links is in progress.
The fire robot system health has been tested and confirmed. Preparation for the commissioning of the main fire extinguishing systems is in progress. The smoke removal system is being tested.
Supply air outlets for ventilation system are being installed. Air ventilation system functionality tests have been started.
The near-by territory is being improved. Paving and installation of street lighting poles, planting of greenery are in progress. The external fencing is being installed.
Alexander Krylov, Avangard HC Board of Directors Chairman:
“Time will fly by and a big holiday will take place in Omsk very soon - Avangard will host its first game on Omsk ice for the first time after returning home! Facing such an opponent will be of landmark nature – Omsk people might have forgotten partially the spirit of the Siberian derby after 4 years, so we will refresh memory all together. The start of season ticket sales will be announced soon and we will give our fans more details about the events related to the opening of the new arena. It is going to be great!"
Photo album: Construction of G-Drive Arena: july