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May 29, 2008
Dunk to close for summer to complete renovations
PROVIDENCE -- The Dunkin’ Donuts Center will close tomorrow night after its last concert, Hot Night ’08 featuring L’il Wayne, for the third and final phase of renovations.
Sheduled for completion this summer are: finishing the old lobby, a new Providence Bruins store, upgrades to seating areas, exterior work, and creating new seats in the arena bowl.
The three-year phased renovation program is slated to culminate in a Sept. 5 re-opening.
During an abbreviated season that spanned Nov. 14 to May 30, The Dunk hosted 109 events with estimated attendance of 523,800, according to a news release today.
There will be no events at the facility from June 1 through Sept. 5. The box office will be open through the summer.
Scheduled September grand opening events include a ribbon cutting, a Sept. 6 public open house, and several concerts.
The first event after the September reopening will be the American Idols Live Tour 2008 on Sept. 7.
The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority runs the convention center, the Dunkin' Donuts Center-Providence and two parking garages. An 11-member board governs the authority.
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