In early October, the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, had a formal ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of Stage II of the center's redesign project. The ceremony provided locals an opportunity to preview the renovations to the arena. The redesign, led by Sasaki, has been completed in two stages, the first finished in 2010. To limit the amount of downtime for DCU, the project demanded close collaboration between the city, the builders, and the design team.
The renovation project and the ribbon cutting ceremony were featured in a recent Worcester Telegram article. Sasaki principal Chris Sgarzi, senior associate Don Vitters, and associate Robert Titus were in attendance.
"Worcester clearly treasures its arena, and the city is dedicated to its success," says Chris. "The improvements to the building and Foster Street will fit nicely within the revitalized downtown and the renaissance of City Square."
The 14,800-seat DCU Center (formally the Worcester Centrum built in 1982 and expanded in 1989) is the new home of the Worcester Railers Hockey Club, a professional organization within the ECHL and affiliated...