The First LEED Certified Rink In The Country
Sidney J. Watson Arena at Bowdoin College
Construction Date: Completed in 2009
Construction Cost: 20 Million Dollars
A 20 million dollar, 1,900 seat division three collegiate multi-purpose hockey arena at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine. The Watson Arena is the first collegiate hockey arena of its kind to become LEED certified. The construction includes a custom steel superstructure, an insulated metal sandwich panel roof system, an insulated metal stud and masonry exterior wall system, a reinforced concrete foundation and precast concrete bleachers. The building houses facilities to support the adjacent outside athletic fields and field house as well as the functions within Watson. Features include a men’s and women’s home team suite, full service training facilities, coach’s offices, coaches changing rooms, a home team stick and skate shop, a public skate shop, 4 visiting team rooms, men’s and women’s officials rooms, a grand lobby with balcony overlook, public restrooms, a ticket room, food service area, and a raised press area. The Watson Arena has a total capacity of 4,500 people for multi-purpose events and contains one of the most advanced refrigeration system available for year round ice capability.