Bowdoin to Construct New Ice Hockey Arena

Courtesy Bowdoin Sports Information

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees approved the expenditure of up to $20 million for the construction of a new ice arena during its February 8-10, meetings on campus.

The new arena will be adjacent to Farley Field House and will have a seating capacity of 1,900. Its planners say the new arena will have the best and most energy efficient refrigeration system and best dehumidification system, seating design and home team accommodations of any Division III collegiate arena.

The new arena will replace Dayton Arena, which was built in 1956 and determined to be beyond repair. Once the new arena is up and running, the current plan is to dismantle Dayton Arena and build a new parking lot on the site. A 360-space parking lot is also planned for the new arena.

Construction on the 68,200 square feet arena is scheduled to begin in early summer 2007 and be complete in the fall of 2008.