The ceremonial turning of the sod was done on September 12, 2016. The cost of the facility is expected to be $21 million. ($7 million from the Government of Canada, $7 million from the province of New Brunswick, and $7 million from the city of Edmundston. The facility will have 2,400 permanent seats and space to accommodate 1,300 more.
The facility is named after Jean Daigle, a retired local business owner. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1970; however an accident led him to a career in construction.