In today’s Lowell Sun veteran sports writer, author and Red Sox scorekeeper has good things to say about the face-lift given to the former Tsongas Arena – now UMass Lowell Tsongas Center. Scoggins has given us a quick recap of the changes:
- New million-dollar video score board hanging over center ice;
- The Lowell Five Pavilion featuring 70 leather-backed seats overlooking the ice with cocktail seating for 175 and three high-definition plasma televisions;
- The new spacious, comfortable Talon Club located directly beneath the Pavilion open to club members;
- Rowdy’s Roadhouse – a new restaurant and bar – open to the public located at the north end of the arena where the Talon Club used to be;
- Function rooms – located at north end of the arena – as well as a UMass Lowell Athletic Hall of Fame Gallery, a display honoring the school’s national champions, and a niche for the Legends of Lowell Hockey
- A new sound system featuring two six-foot racks of amplifiers and 60 new speakers.
From the Scoggins description it seems that season ticket holders, hockey fans, concert goers, UMASS Lowell students and alums – any one or any group using the Tsongas Center facility will appreciate the changes. With the Massachusetts Democratic Convention coming to the Center in June, 2011 for the fifth time since the opening in 2000, I look forward to an even better delegate experience.
Read the entire Scoggins article here.