Editor’s note: Two major thumbs up for using anything made in Pennsylvania!!
Steel could begin rising at the site of Allentown’s arena in September.
Depending on how quickly Vollers Excavating & Construction finishes carving out the base of the 8,500-seat arena, foundation work could begin before the end of the summer and the building’s steel skeleton could start to rise not long after Labor Day, said ACIDA Executive Director Scott Unger.
Vollers, which has been paid $1.5 million to date, must still complete the delicate work of digging out the foundation around the historic Dime Savings and Trust building, which will be integrated into the arena to serve partly as the ticket office, Unger said.