Allentown Hockey Arena On Track To Rise In Fall With Pennsylvania Steel

English: City of Allentown from east side

English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

The Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority signed off Tuesday on a down payment of $666,000 on structural steel from Erie-based Amthor Steel.

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.

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