Construction of Sioux Falls’ Denny Sanford Premier Center Hits Midway Point
Construction on the new Denny Sanford Premier Center has reached the halfway point and is on budget.
The biggest part of the project – the arena’s 360-degree concourse – has been completed. The roof is scheduled to go up in the next 6 months and crews have begun preparing the escalators to connect the arena’s floors.
Sioux Falls Public Works Director Mark Cotter told KDLT-TV that with project on budget, the city has looked to add additional details to improve the visitor experience.
“The most important thing for a fan is their seat,” Cotter said. “So we’ve actually taken the upgrade to get a sports suit seat to come in here for the lower bowl.”
Traffic around the project has been affected by the construction, so Mayor Mike Huether says he is thankful for Sioux Falls residents’ patience. However, he reminds people that there is still a lot to be done.
The center is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.