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June 8, 2020

Construction of Idaho Central Credit Union Arena achieves milestone

Construction of the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, named the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena, has reportedly achieved a new milestone, with the completion of the first 35ft wood column.

Construction of the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, named the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena, has reportedly achieved a new milestone, with the completion of the first 35ft wood column.

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Work on the project began in June last year and faced a slight delay for two weeks in March due to Covid-19.

This milestone marks the commencement of the timber phase of the facility, which is being constructed on the north side of the Kibbie Dome. The Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will mostly feature wood.

The $51m, multi-use facility is also claimed to be Idaho’s first dedicated basketball facility since 1928.

Idaho’s 4,200-seat arena will be the home for Idaho basketball. It will include an alumni centre and will also serve as a concert, event, and lecture venue.

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena project manager Guy Esser has been quoted by Idaho Press as saying: “The first wood column going in is kind of a major milestone for us because there has been a tonne of coordination with the Idaho forest product industry to have all these beams manufactured in Idaho, with Idaho timber.

“There’s been two years worth of planning that went into getting to this point. It’s nice to see all that effort pay off by seeing wood columns and beams start to go in on the site.”

The project is said to be on track to be completed at the end of August next year. It is expected to be fully operational for the 2021-22 basketball season.

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