Just in case an NHL franchise needs a new home next season, Quebec City has set aside $6.8 million to fix up the old Colisée. The former home of the Nordiques, opened way back in 1949, would then serve as a temporary facility while a new rink is being built.
Via the Globe and Mail:
The city is confident the renovation work, which would include fixing the dressing rooms, medical facilities and the building’s cooling infrastructure, could be completed over the summer. Plans for the new arena, originally budgeted to cost about $400 million, continue apace – although it’s not expected the new building will open its doors until the fall of 2015.
In a related story, the Phoenix Coyotes are still searching for a new owner.