There will still be the 6 month split between Hockey and Ag events. Hockey will bring in a sufficient amount of dirt to cover the concrete floor after their 6 months are up, the same as the Metra in Billings does for horse events. The difference to hockey will be a savings of thousands of man hours in setup each year (the new "permanent" refrigeration in the concrete and mounting brackets for the boards in particular). The concrete floor can also be used for other non-Ag events in the summers (car or equipment shows, etc.) Future phases will likely include permanent concessions, elevated and enclosed heated/cooled viewing areas, etc. I'm not on the hockey board - just a hockey dad - but this is my understanding.
[This message has been edited by D. Rice (11/25/2012)]