The Charlotte Checkers
The city’s minor league hockey team, The Charlotte Checkers, kicked off their second season at the newly renovated and modernized Bojangles’ Coliseum on Oct. 28, 2016. Crews spent the summer wrapping up Phase 2 of a $16 million capital improvement plan to the 60-year-old facility before the team’s home opener. Since closing on June 23, crews removed and replaced insulation and piping to install a new ice system giving the Checkers a brand new ice floor to play on in their second season at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Some mechanical and electrical improvements were made as well. Last season, fans and the team got to enjoy the first round of completed renovations that included new, wider seating, updated concession stands with a concourse sports bar; a new sound system and a scoreboard along with new locker rooms and LED sports lighting.
The renovations were not only to improve fan experience, but also to ensure a sustainable long-term future for the historic venue. With that focus in mind, crews also gave the outside of the building a makeover by adding on extra plaza space outside the box office and additional storage space for the facility. If the walls at Bojangles’ Coliseum could talk, they would tell some amazing stories. Now, with a series of fresh features and updates, these walls are ready to see future generations of Charlotteans make many more memories. To get your tickets to a Charlotte Checkers game this season, visit bojanglescoliseum.com.