Propst Arena shows off new multimillion-dollar backstage renovation


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The home of the Huntsville Havoc showed off their new $4 million expansion to the backstage area at an open house Wednesday night.

The renovations started in December 2020 and was the first major renovation to the backstage area since it was built in 1975.

The features of the Propst Arena’s new expansion included star dressing rooms, locker rooms, catering and media rooms.

“The intent of the project was to not only bring our backstage spaces up to current sports and entertainment standards, but to surpass the expectations that touring teams and stars come to expect,” remarked VBC Executive Director Steve Maples.  “We wanted to give them a ‘Wow’ moment when they enter our facility, give them a reason to not stay on their bus, and ultimately leave a lasting impression that they’ll share with industry peers.”

The new backstage additions will make hosting future large-scale events at Propst Arena easier by giving more space to teams, coaches and referees.

“This is a great asset for the City of Huntsville. People come here, and artists come here from all over. They come and they look at this, and they see this facility. They’re gonna say ‘Wow. Huntsville is a great place. It’s not what I thought it was. Huntsville is a little different than I thought it was’.” Mayor Tommy Battle said at the event.

He added that the new feature will continue to attract people from all over to come to events in Downtown Huntsville.

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