The officials with Acrisure Arena had a very intimate event with the Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez to bolt down the first arena seats. Over 400 construction workers were working on the Acrisure Arena, said Bill Dieter, the Project Executive.
They were laying down the concrete ice floor with tons of heavy machinery, but there was a lot of hands-on labor to complete the concrete. The construction team started laying the concrete ice floor around 2 am today, and "It's about 17,000 square feet of concrete. So we'll have about, it'll be right around 400 yards for today," said Dieter.
The impact of the Arena is not only an Entertainment Hub but "this day is significant because the number of jobs this arena will open the door for and have done, having a local people work on this project," said Supervisor Perez. He also mentions that this Arena is opening the door for CV rail systems to allow people from neighboring cities to come to enjoy the different acts the Arena will offer.
"In September, start having job fairs, probably over a dozen of them between now and the end of the year, and employing hundreds of people on a part-time basis, as well as a full-time basis for the arena as well as the team plus all the third-party companies that will be doing things like parking and cleaning, and all of those things, that food service, all those things will be happening in the building. So it's truly an incredible time. And you know, anybody is looking for something to do their full time or part-time, we hope they'll reach out", said John Bolton, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Acrisure Arena.
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