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ERIE INSURANCE ARENA - A multi-purpose arena renovation 

In January 2010, Michael of OOMBRA began work as part of a Friday/Sink Combs Dethlefs Joint Venture to design the expansion and renovations to Tullio Arena and create a major, public outdoor plaza in downtown Erie, PA.  The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League call the 5,600 seat building home. The arena is the centerpiece of a sports and entertainment district managed by the Erie County Convention Center Authority (ECCCA) that includes the Warner Theater, Bayfront Convention Center and Jerry Uht Ballpark. Tullio Arena shares a compact downtown block with the Ballpark, which is home to the Minor League Erie Seawolves of the Double A Eastern League.

The program included the expansion of arena seating capacity and the addition of club boxes and suites.  The upgraded interior is served by a new entrance concourse and new supporting amenities for the various teams that share the arena.  A unifying feature of the multi-sport district will be a new public plaza linking the arena, the ballpark and the Warner Theater.

PROJECT: ERIE INSURANCE ARENA RENOVATION
LOCATION: ERIE, PA
YEAR: 2014

In January 2010, Michael of OOMBRA began work as part of a Friday/Sink Combs Dethlefs Joint Venture to design the expansion and renovations to Tullio Arena and create a major, public outdoor plaza in downtown Erie, PA.  The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League call the 5,600 seat building home. The arena is the centerpiece of a sports and entertainment district managed by the Erie County Convention Center Authority (ECCCA) that includes the Warner Theater, Bayfront Convention Center and Jerry Uht Ballpark. Tullio Arena shares a compact downtown block with the Ballpark, which is home to the Minor League Erie Seawolves of the Double A Eastern League.

The program included the expansion of arena seating capacity and the addition of club boxes and suites.  The upgraded interior is served by a new entrance concourse and new supporting amenities for the various teams that share the arena.  A unifying feature of the multi-sport district will be a new public plaza linking the arena, the ballpark and the Warner Theater.