Hard hats, safety vests and no fear of heights are required for this job.
Crews today are painting the new Chesapeake Energy Arena logo on the facility’s rooftop, and it’s not a job for the faint of heart.
When a few staffers from the business office went up there to take some photos and video of the process, we were less stunned by the heights than we were by the spectacular city views the rooftop offers – not to mention the great overview of the arena renovations. (Of course, the members of our crew who do have problems with heights stayed far away from this assignment.)
Everywhere you go in and around the arena, more and more work is being done to meet the deadline for the reopening of the Chesapeake Energy Arena. With events scheduled starting in mid-October, the facility has to be ready within a few weeks to let the crowds back in and see the progress. Not everything will be complete by then, but there will still be some significant changes.
An important part of the process is rebranding the building to reflect its new name – and making sure there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that they’re entering the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
That’s where the rooftop painting comes in. If you’re driving on the I-40 crosstown, you should be able to see the crews up there today adding the beautiful new logo to the top of the building. Even if you can’t see them, trust me, they can see you driving by.
The rooftop logos should be complete by the end of the week – watch here for more updates on the changes to the facility as the reopening nears.
- Karina Henderson