LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) is the Official Labor Union Partner of Acrisure Arena, the newest 11,000-capacity world-class venue in Southern California scheduled to open this week on December 14and the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Seattle Kraken. The partnership includes LIUNA branded Firebird helmets, in-ice logo, digital banners and more.
“We are proud to know that we helped construct the $300 million project with union jobs that provide a livable wage that supports the Coachella Valley community,” Jon P. Preciado, Business Manager, Southern California District Council of Laborers. “LIUNA is proud to have provided the skilled, trained, and safe construction workforce for Acrisure Arena. In partnership with LIUNA’s signatory contractors, over 300 LIUNA Construction Craft Laborers and LIUNA represented Plaster Tenders were employed during various phases of the arena construction,” Mike Dea, Business Manager, LIUNA Local 1184.
LIUNA was founded in 1903 and is a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada. A half-million members strong and growing, LIUNA recruits and trains construction workers across the country to meet labor needs. LIUNA members are skilled, trained, and experienced Construction Craft Laborers who build our nation’s infrastructure. Working with LIUNA, developers and planners have a strong workforce partner to build state of the art infrastructure. LIUNA is a strong advocate for projects that strengthen communities by creating family-supporting union jobs.
In public-private partnership between Oak View Group, Seattle Kraken Hockey, and Live Nation, the 300,000 square-foot Acrisure Arena will provide the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000+ capacity venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Built for AHL hockey, live music, and events, the new arena will provide top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all the benefits of a modern music and sports venue. The $300M multi-purpose, state-of-the-art arena will host more than 120+ major events annually while delivering an unmatched live entertainment. In addition to private and premium club spaces, with local Palm Springs craft beer offerings, the arena includes 20 executive suites that are cantilevered over the lower seating bowl. To build a greener future, Acrisure Arena intends on being ILFI Net-Zero Carbon Certified for operations by 2025.
Identifiers for Photos
Ernesto Ordonez, LIUNA Assistant Regional Manager
Rocco Davis, LIUNA Vice President and PSW Regional Manager
Jon P. Preciado, Business Manager, Southern California District Council of Laborers
Mike Dea, Business Manager, LIUNA Local 1184