Project Update: UMaine Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena

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University of Maine Shawn Walsh Center and Harold Alfond Sports Arena Renovations and AdditionsAfter completing some enabling and selective demolition work, PC was excited to get to work on the Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena Renovations and Additions project last month following UMaine’s commencement ceremony. The PC team is currently underway with underground site utilities and prepping for foundations that will begin this week.

Originally built in 1977, there have been several additions and renovations to the Alfond Arena and the connection to the Shawn Walsh building. To support this varied infrastructure, we are working through the MEP coordination process and identifying constructability opportunities based on existing conditions.

The enhanced Shawn Walsh Hockey Center will include new state-of-the-art locker rooms for the women’s and men’s ice hockey programs, a player development center with state-of-the-art sports medicine and strength and conditioning spaces as well as a 42-seat film room, new and renovated offices for coaches and support staff, and expanded lounges and equipment rooms. The Harold Alfond Sports Arena will undergo upgrades to enhance the student-athlete and fan experience inside the historic building. Work includes a new entryway complete with an expanded concourse area with dedicated ticket and concession sales spaces, the UMaine Hockey Hall of Fame and the team store.

In total, the Shawn Walsh Hockey Center and Harold Alfond Sports Arena will undergo 31,000 square feet of renovations and 21,000 square feet of additions. This multi-phased project will further UMaine’s commitment to excellence in the state’s only Division I athletics program, strengthen gender equity, and provide a preferred destination for high school sports championships, competitions and community events.

Many of our team members are UMaine alum and are looking forward to helping UMaine further their commitment to excellence in Division I athletics. Go Blue!