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Covelli Centre

Covelli Centre

Covelli Centre


Once home to a steel mill, a site on the edge of downtown Youngstown was transformed into an entertainment and sporting event destination.

Services Involved

  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Needs Assessment
  • Planning
  • Site Civil Design
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Design

Covelli Centre

Developed on nearly 20 acres of reclaimed industrial land, the 169,000 square foot Covelli Centre is a multi-purpose convocation center and sports arena.


Before launching the Covelli Centre project, the ms consultants team collaborated with the City of Youngstown, International Coliseums Corporation, and the Central Hockey League, to determine project needs, space requirements, site requirements, and budgets.



As a result of these visioning sessions, a program of room and space requirements were developed along with an outline of building finishes, MEP systems, security and site design, and a critical path phasing schedule.


ms consultants provided architectural programming, architectural design, interior finishes and amenities, and construction documents for the Covelli Centre, as well as bidding assistance, construction administration, and closeout. Site design included site grading and drainage, utilities, parking and roadway access.


Covelli Centre features include:


  • 169,000 square feet
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Up to 7,000 seating capacity
  • Club seating
  • Luxury suites
  • VIP lounge
  • Full-service kitchen
  • Concessions
  • Meeting spaces
  • 7 miles of cooling pipe in the concrete floor


The Covelli Centre is also home to the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms, a Tier I junior ice hockey team.


To create a more exclusive VIP space during events, the Huntington Bank VIP Suite at the Covelli Centre was later renovated to become the Huntington Bank VIP Lounge. The renovation created a more upscale and intimate space for entertaining.


Not only does the renovated space create more exclusivity, it also aligns with the Huntington Bank brand. A glass partition wall was added to including branding for the corporate Huntington Bank sponsorship for the space. Attention to detail was key in materials selection, including a hexagonal carpet in Huntington Bank’s green color wave branding.


Finally, a fresh paint scheme and furnishings elevated the space into an intimate setting within an overall large venue space.

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