The city of Kamloops will be upgrading the lighting at the Sandman Centre.
City of Kamloops Parks and Civic Facilities Manager Jeff Putnam says they will remove the existing metal sports lights and ballasts and then install new LED arena lighting system and lighting controls.
Putnam says better lighting is required to attract more major sporting events.
“There are ways of measuring the kind of lights in indoor facilities that are broadcast friendly and especially most of it now, if we get the Memorial Cup as an example, is all high definition TV. So you need to reach a certain minimum level and this will help us achieve that. The existing lighting in there is not very good for high definition.”
Putnam says the city has set aside around $400,000 dollars for the project.
The glass and the boards in the arena will be replaced next year.