The American Hockey League has announced that the 2019-20 AHL regular season will be paused for the safety of its players, employees, and fans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coming soon, a 200,000 square-foot expansion of Solar4America Ice at San Jose will begin, which will add two additional recreational ice sheets to the facility, increasing the building’s total ice sheets to six.
One of the additional ice sheets will be located inside a 4,200-seat, two-story spectator arena which will serve as the new home for the San Jose Barracuda, the American Hockey League (AHL) development affiliate of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks.
The 4,200-seat spectator arena will include locker rooms, training facilities and executive office space for the Barracuda, an in-arena Jumbotron with a 360-degree LED display ring, 12 suites, eight loge boxes, one theatre suite, a 46-person party deck, three bar locations, seven food concession stations, a press room and press box and two team merchandise stores.
The ice surface in the spectator arena will be available for public use when not in use by the Barracuda.
Construction for the facility is expected to begin in August 2020, with a targeted completion date of August 2022.