|John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena|
|JMSIA or The Mac|
|Location||Michigan Tech Univ.|
Houghton, MI 49931
|Opened||January 14, 1972|
|Owner||Michigan Technological University|
|Operator||Michigan Technological University|
|Surface||200' x 85' (hockey)|
|Construction cost||$2.6 million|
|Former names||Student Ice Arena|
|Tenants||Michigan Tech Huskies|
John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena is a 4,200-capacity hockey arena in Houghton, Michigan. It is home to the Michigan Technological University Huskies ice hockey team. The arena seats 2,850 people in permanent seating. It is named for John J. MacInnes, head coach of the Huskies from 1956 to 1983, who was one of the most successful coach in the history of college hockey with a record of 555-295-39.
In addition to hockey, the arena is used for Spring Commencement ceremonies. The arena's original Wurlitzer organ was used during the Commencement ceremonies, until it was removed during the 2009 renovations.
In 2008, the original wooden seats were replaced with plastic seats. Renovations continued in 2009 with the addition of twelve private suites at the west end of the arena. The design for the renovations were completed by the renowned architecture firm Rossetti Architects, a Michigan-based company.
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