Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dunkin' Donuts Center

Known to locals as "The Dunk," the 14,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Center is home to the AHL Providence Bruins and the Big East Providence College Friars. The arena hosts sporting events, major concerts, family shows and trade shows. The venue offers ample parking and is connected via skybridge to the RI Convention Center.

Fast Facts

- 14,000-seat arena
- 31,000 sq. ft. arena floor
- 25,000 sq. ft. concourse
- Meeting and hospitality rooms
- Party suites 

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Ventilation Information

Keeping Attendees & Staff Safe

ARENA BOWL AREA (AHU 1-4)
The Arena Bowl Area is served by 4 (qty.) 68,000 CFM air handlers, which work in conjunction with associated return fans, REF 1A-4A and REF 1B-4B, to provide heating, cooling and ventilation to the bowl. In addition to providing HVAC to the bowl, AHUs 1-4 can work with smoke exhaust fans SEF1-5 to perform smoke evacuation for the site, as well as with the concourse AHUs. 

ARENA CONCOURSE
The arena concourse operates in a similar manner but at lower CFMs. The NEXGEN Tech also checked the MERV 10 filters. In an overview, although the units do not currently have the ability to install HEPA filters, with the system type at The Dunk, when we add the MERV13 filters and adjust the OSA dampers and exhaust, we meet or exceed the requirements listed on the RI Department of Health website. 

ABOUT NEXGEN MECHANICAL
Nexgen Mechanical Inc. provides high-level service on full-range, large tonnage systems, including centrifugal chillers, screw chillers, absorption chillers, cooling towers and other equipment associated with the field. Today, Nexgen Mechanical provides more absorption chiller service in the state of Rhode Island than all of the other RI HVAC companies combined. 

(A recap of the findings from the current Dunkin’ Donuts Center Air Filtration Evaluation conducted by NEXGEN Mechanical, September 2020 Provided by: David McCurry, Vice President, NEXGEN Mechanical)

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