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Renovations revealed for Arena at Seattle Center

Oak View Group recently released renderings of the $600 million renovation to the Arena at Seattle Center.

Formerly known as KeyArena, the extensive renovation aims to reposition the venue as the premier sports and entertainment destination in the US northwest.

The design creates a stronger connection between the arena and the surrounding Seattle community through its extensive use of glass and features a completely redesigned interior with new clubs and social spaces, all while preserving the landmark history of the site.

A few highlights of the renovation include the new atrium, comprised mostly of glass to blur the lines between inside and outside experiences, a pedestrian plaza at the south end of the site along Thomas Street and the Space Needle Club, a new premium space which offers views of the event floor, new atrium and the iconic Space Needle.

The renovations to the Arena at Seattle Center are currently scheduled to debut in 2020.

Architects Populous are designing an intimate 17,000-capacity seating bowl for National Hockey League and National Basketball Association fixtures.