Completed in 2016, renovations to the Tucson Convention Center include new locker rooms, sound and video system, renovated bathrooms, lighting and interior wall upgrades, new press box, weight room facilities, concession stand and seat upgrades. These upgrades assisted in bringing the Roadrunners Hockey team and new arena football, Tucson Sugar Skulls, to Tucson, which has enjoyed a warm reception.

In the November 2018 Board meeting, the Rio Nuevo Board  approved a $2.2M replacement of the arena’s ice plant and floor to replace the currently antiquated system.

At the March 2019 Rio Nuevo meeting, the Board voted to proceed with a 350-spot parking garage east of the Tucson Convention Center. The district will pay $292,000 for a garage design and help in creating a request for proposal to solicit bids to build it. Construction could begin in 2020, with work planned around the schedules of the Tucson Sugar Skulls and Tucson Roadrunners, the football and hockey teams that share the Convention Center Arena.

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Related Documents


March 28, 2019
TCC Arena Floor & Ice Machine Design Build Contract

Rio Nuevo Documents

November 8, 2018
TCC Capital Improvement Project List

Notice of Expenditures

August 26, 2016
Notice of Expenditures Coyotes


January 14, 2016
Addendum No. 1 – Fixed Audience Seating 14-01-16
July 30, 2014
Addendum No#140104
July 21, 2014
Invitation for Bids for Integrated LED Video Displays
January 9, 2014
Invitation for Bids for Folding Seats
January 9, 2014
Invitation for Bids for Fixed Audience Seating
September 10, 2013
RFQ Notification for CM@R Solicitation
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