Initially, the plan called for terracotta panels so the facility would blend in with the brick buildings in the neighborhood. But after seeing the high cost of using terracotta, the architects changed the design to utilize insulated metal panels. This change from terracotta to insulated metal panels saved an estimated $100,000 - $200,000.
In order to still blend in the new arena with the brick buildings, the Kingspan team put in a tremendous amount of time to find perfect colors to use on the facade. The final colors used were Colonial Red, Redwood, Sandstone and Bone White (all Kingspan standard colors) and Audubon Russet, a custom color from Valspar. This color combination makes the brand new arena blend into the surrounding buildings, some of which date back to the 1930’s.