Seattle Arena Construction Updates



Fencing – The sound barrier continues to be fabricated and installation of sections will start on the North side of the project on or before Dec. 1.  As sections of the sound barrier are completed, they will be installed.  Overnight demolition will not begin before the sound barrier is in place.

Temporary chainlink fence around the Seattle Center Arena site has been adjusted to allow access between the NE corner of the Arena and A/NT Gallery.  This access will remain until the sound barrier is installed.  Once the sound barrier is fully installed, access to the NW Courtyard will be from Republican Street and 2nd Ave. N only.

A/NT Gallery will be closed for the month of December and will reopen in January 2019.  For updates, please visit their web site at

Utility Work – Utility work connected to the Seattle Center Arena project is continuing.  The intersection of 2nd and Republican will be closed to large vehicle traffic on Nov 25 and 26, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, to allow heavy excavation equipment at the intersection.

The work on John Street and Thomas Street is complete.

Blue Spruce/West Court/Team Store – Work on the Blue Spruce building is continuing on schedule.  Pre-construction work will begin on the West Court and Team Store on or before Monday, Nov. 26.

1st Avenue N Garage – Seattle Arena Company has provided notice to Seattle Center that the 1st Ave N. Garage will be taken over for construction-related purposes as of Saturday, Dec. 1.  In order to prepare the garage for transition, Seattle Center will begin powering down parking equipment on Friday, Nov. 23.

Landscaping – Trees to remain or be removed as part of the project have been identified via two-week notification by Seattle City Urban Forestry staff.  All trees removed as part of the project will be replaced two-to-one.


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(Updated: 11.26.2018)