Foster’s Hydro Arena looking cushty ahead of grand opening
August 7 2013
These ‘foil pillows’ will be illuminated by LED lights at night to create a radiant riot of colour, including projected images, when the £125m arena opens its doors to Rod Stewart fans on 30 September.
By day light will move in the opposite direction, bathing the cavernous interior in daylight.
Just three weeks ago the still skeletal structure suffered a severe fire during welding work, costing an estimated £5m of damage and jeopardising its ambitious construction schedule.
Once complete the 12,000 seat venue will be a key venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Construction work is expected to go down to the wire to get the facility ready in time for its opening night.
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