So just a little while ago we found out that good old Yost Ice Arena was getting a new scoreboard and being completely renevated. What was slipped in there that it seems nobody actually noticed was Yost was getting new windows and those windows are not going to be boarded up.
They’re redoing the seating areas, adding loge seating, a hospitality suite, a new press box, a completely new concourse with upgraded concession stands that will be able to serve more than hotdogs and nachos and, my favorite part, they’re uncovering the windows!!!
When Yost was originally built they used natural lighting and had huge windows (shown below), but when it was converted to an ice arena in the 70′s the direct sunlight made for bad ice, so they boarded them up. Now that technology has improved, they’re going to install treated windows to allow the light in without totally destroying the ice.