Whether it’s relatively new restaurants like Bert’s Bar and the Sports Chek Bar & Grill or the purchase of a new scoreboard or the unveiling of the Canadian Tire Centre Vision, the Senators have been investing quite a bit of money into arena upgrades at what’s now the Canadian Tire Centre over the past few years.
The Senators have publicly acknowledged that more improvements to the Canadian Tire Centre will be made as part of a five-year plan that Cyril Leeder discussed briefly at an Ottawa Kiwanis Club meeting back this past May.
“We’ve been focused on this for the last couple of years and we’ve got really a five-year plan that started a year ago that will take us up to 2017 and we’ve spent about $14 million in the past two years on upgrades. We really want to transform the building here over the next few years and we’re really focused on three things: 1) is the fan experience; 2) parking and particularly, getting off the site quicker; and 3) our premium seating.”
It was this latter point that was the subject of a season ticket holder survey that was distributed to season ticket holders via email yesterday.
Per the email:
An exciting transformation is coming to Canadian Tire Centre in the near future. This upgrade will include the introduction of new and exciting premium seating designed to enhance the fan experience. As a Season-seat Owner, we value and welcome your ongoing support and would appreciate your feedback on a number of potential improvements and new products which are under consideration as part of this transformation. Please click here to complete a short survey which provides more information on these potential upgrades.
From the email’s accompanying link, fans were presented with a few potential upgrade options and variations of the following items:
Quickly approaching its 20th anniversary, there’s no question that the arena can desperately use whatever upgrades it can receive to keep the facility from having a dated feeling.