- Dec 7, 2015
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- Scarborough, Ontario
The size (sq footage) of the Scotia Bank Arena is probably one of it's only cons. It is easily among the smaller building in both the NBA and NHL.
This deficiency was shown when the NBA all star game came to Toronto a few years ago and part of the events festivities were moved to the Coca Cola Coliseum. Even then there were constraints due to the limited size of the physical building.
I suspect that they might be able to expand the upper level concourses out by cantilevering out over the sidewalks, but this would be a major undertaking. The office building could be razed and incorporated into the building, again involving significant costs. The lower bowl, however doesn't have much room to expand into. Unless they take some of the galleria space, or expand again into Maple Leaf Square.
The NHL may have something to say about razing the office building.
I believe their War Room and Toronto HQ are in there.