Pope Architects Showcases Bielenberg Sports Center Design
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Pope Architects released the preliminary design for the Bielenberg Sports Center Expansion.
The BSC project was featured in the April 18, 2012 Pioneer Press article, “Woodbury: Bielenberg Sports Center drawings show bigger, better site”
Architects’ drawings of the proposed expansion of the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury have been released by city officials. Groundbreaking is expected to be in early 2013, with completion in 2014. The drawings by Pope Architects show a building to the south of the existing ice-rink buildings.
The building, estimated to cost $15.5 million, would replace the inflatable bubble that covers a field of artificial grass. The new building would be about twice as big as the bubble, which isn’t big enough for a standard soccer field.
The addition will be the latest in a series of expansions and improvements to the facility.
- The bubble and an ice rink were built in 1995, as part of a $7.8 million project.
- Another sheet of ice was added in 1998 for $2.5 million.
- Voters approved a referendum in 2005 for $9 million, part of which was to expand the athletic fields around the complex.
- A $2.4 million geothermal heating and cooling system was added in 2009.