Description:6,000-seat NCAA Arena, 300 Seat Community RinkTeam:Penn State Nittany LionsClient:Penn State University Office of the Physical PlantArchitect:Crawford ArchitectsCM/GC:Mortenson ConstructionProject Cost:$89,000,000Status:Completion – October 11, 2013


In December 2010, following the announcement that the Nittany Lions ice hockey teams (Mens and Womens) would be moved up to NCAA Division I level, ICON Venue Group was hired by the Pennsylvania State University Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) to assist with the design and GMP development for its new two ice sheet facility. After a GMP was reached, the University further engaged ICON to oversee the needs analysis, procurement and installation of all Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment as well as an overall advisor to the project. 

The Ice Arena consists of a 6,000-seat ice hockey arena and 300-seat community rink. In addition, the facility also includes offices, a locker room and player areas. The facility and establishment of scholarships is 100% privately funded as part of the $102 million donation by Terry and Kim Pegula, the largest ever received by Penn State University.


Marc Farha, Principal-in-Charge


  • Venue Programming Strategy
  • Concept Design Oversight
  • Design Development Management
  • GMP Establishment 
  • Vendor Procurement Recommendations
  • Construction Phase Observation
  • FFE Procurement 


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