On July 20, a working meeting was held on the status of the G-Drive Arena construction project. The participants of the working group reported to Alexander Krylov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HC Avangard, the current status of the facility and a detailed plan for the most important final stage of construction.
To date, the sports technology of the arena has been completed: refrigeration equipment for ice preparation has been launched, a hockey board has been installed, and the first ice has been poured.
The installation of tribune fences continues in the bowl, the installation of chairs began today. At the end of this week, builders will begin installing telescopic bleachers. A media cube arrived at the facility - the assembly of the frame began. To do this, a protective coating of ice is laid.
The active phase of finishing continues in the building. Furniture is being assembled in the sports block of home teams. In the spectator areas, walls and ceilings are finished, porcelain stoneware is laid, and decorative lighting is installed. In the decoration of a part of public spaces, stairs, bathrooms. Doors, interior stained glass windows and glass fences are delivered to the arena.
All 12 escalators are installed. The installation and testing of elevators is being completed – there are 18 of them in the arena.
The installation of the main decorative elements of the facade of the building is being completed. The builders have begun preparations for the installation of the media facade.
The building is connected to urban engineering networks of water supply, sanitation, heat supply, communication networks. The facility is being prepared for voltage supply according to a constant power supply scheme — commissioning of equipment of switchgears, transformer substations, cable lines is being carried out.
The operability of the fire robot system in the arena bowl has been tested and confirmed. Preparations are underway for the commissioning of the main fire extinguishing systems. The operability of the completed smoke removal systems is checked.
Air distributors for ventilation systems are installed. A check of the operability of the ventilation units serving the bowl has begun.
Landscaping works are continuing on the adjacent territory: asphalting, paving slabs, installation of lighting poles, landscaping is underway. The external fence of the complex is being installed.
Alexander Krylov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HC Avangard:
«Time will fly by quickly and very soon a big celebration will take place in Omsk – Avangard will hold its first match on the Omsk ice for the first time after returning home! The opponent is also a landmark — for 4 years, the spirit of the Siberian derby was already a little forgotten by the Omsk residents, let's remember everything together. Very soon we will announce the launch of season ticket sales and tell our fans more about the events related to the opening of the new arena. It will be massive!».
Source: press service of HC «Avangard»