STAPLES Center Prepares to Make Ice On the Last Day of June

Jun 30, 1999

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

STAPLES Center Prepares to Make Ice On the Last Day of June Construction Crew Pours Arena's Slab Floor for Hockey Rink

WHAT:
A STAPLES Center construction milestone:

Just over 400 cubic yards of cement will be poured to create the 100' x 200' slab floor in the center of STAPLES Center. This is the total area that will constitute the surface that the ice hockey rink will be frozen over.

The 8" thick cement slab will completely cover over seven miles of pipe that will ultimately freeze the slab floor and enable the ice surface to be formed.

Workers will begin pouring the cement at 3:00 AM and anticipate finishing the process by mid morning.

Also visible are nearly 1,000 upper bowl seats that have been installed over the last week.

WHERE:
STAPLES Center construction site
Entrance at 11th and Georgia Streets
WHEN:
Wednesday June 30, 1999
Photo opportunity at 7:15 AM
NOTE:
Crews must wear long pants and leather soled shoes (tennis shoes and open soled shoes are not permitted) You must RSVP today (Tuesday) to gain crew access.

Michael Roth
Director of Communications
(213) 742-7155

Vanessa Kromer
Public Relations Manager
(213) 742-7156

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