BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena has undergone a facelift as part of the facility's 40th anniversary.
Wednesday, we got an up close look at the new upgrades. They include new seats, a new LED lighting system and renovated concession stands.
The project cost $2.5 million and is expected to save $600,000 in energy costs over the next ten years.
Binghamton Senators staff says the changes will improve the fan experience and show the American Hockey League the team is committed to playing in a modern facility in Binghamton.
"We have all the amenities, all the things the players need, new dasher board, new glass, new seating and everything. I think it just shows the American Hockey League and the professional hockey league in general that Binghamton is going to remain a serious part of that whole world," said Tom Mitchell, Senators Executive Vice President of Operations.
The upgrades also included new outdoor stairs and an LED marquee display.