Mortenson was hired by the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning to perform two successive renovations of Amalie Arena. The first phase consisted of 340,000 square feet of significant modifications including seat replacement, new HVAC systems, renovated premium spaces, and construction of an upper-level party deck.
The second phase focused on fan-facing upgrades such as the reconstruction of an entire club level for season ticket members as well as media and hospitality spaces on the event level. Construction was planned to take place during the Lightning's five month offseason, but the schedule was reduced to three months as the Lightning advanced through the playoffs and on to the Stanley Cup series. Work began less than ten hours after the final game.
In both phases, Amalie Arena remained fully functional, hosting dozens of events during their lightning round of renovations without disruption or loss of revenue.
Facts And Figures
Completed October 2015
340,000 square feet