Construction underway at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – The Mayo Clinic Health System Events Center has been bringing people to the heart of Mankato for 25 years, and now it’s undergoing major upgrades to keep up with the city’s growing entertainment and sports scenes. town.

“We have about $11 million worth of upgrades to make, we know that. What we released this year is a financial plan that will basically focus on $8.5 million of improvements there,” said Parker Skophammer, director of administrative services for the City of Mankato.

Several projects are underway, including a new roof, exterior wall panels that will change the green siding to gray, a cooling system and an ice factory.

“It’s great to see investment in the Civic Center to continue to make it the focal point of our community that drives traffic, that drives tourism in our community,” said Andy Wilke, Director of Business and Business Development. public at Greater Mankato Growth.

Over the years, the event center has become a driving force behind Mankato’s economic success.

“The Civic Center has a substantial financial impact that helps our businesses, also helps our residents, and helps ensure that we can have a thriving and very vibrant local economy in our area,” Wilke said.

Construction is already underway on the roof, siding and ice plant.

This should be done by November when the chiller replacement begins.

“Some testing will take place during October, and then at the moment the intention is to commission this new ice plant in November,” Skophammer explained.

All upgrades should be complete by March.

“This ensures that we have a quality of life asset that is going to be relevant, both aesthetically, systemically, structurally [standpoint] for years to come,” Skophammer added.

In the meantime, the City says construction of the building should not interfere with its events.

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