WINNIPEG — The home of the Winnipeg Jets is now brighter and bigger.
MTS Centre underwent a $12-million face-lift this summer which includes a new scoreboard, LED display screens, a new audio/video control room and new loge seating. Renovations were also done to the 55 suites.
Crews added 278 seats to the upper concourse in the form of “mini private boxes”. The loge seating increases MTS Centre’s capacity to 15,294.
The centre ice scoreboard was replaced with an HD model that is more than two times bigger than the old one. LED screens were also added underneath the press box and above the zamboni entrance. Powering it all is a new state-of-the-art audio/video control room.
The renovations were done while also maintaining a full calendar of events.
The enhancements are part of True North 2020, a $30-million plan by True North Sports & Entertainment, the owner of MTS Centre, to upgrade the downtown arena.