BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Cross Insurance Center in Bangoris about a year from completion, but all this monthfolks are getting the chance to feel what it will be like to sit in the new arena before it's even finished.

The City of Bangor is giving the public the opportunity to test drive two of the 8,000 seats that will be installed in the multi-purpose arena at Center Court in the Bangor Mall for the entire month of October. Hussey Seating Company based out of North Berwick, Maine has been contracted to install the seats next month.

Representatives from Hussey Seating, Cianbro, and several city officials were all on hand today to unveil the new seats to the public. According to the Chair of the Bangor City Council, Cary Weston, the chance to give the public the opportunity to test drive the seats is a great way to give folks an idea of how much progress is being made on the new arena. "As the arena gets ready to open next September we certainly want to let as many people know as possible, not only about the facility, but what's inside it and this is an opportunity to do that," says Weston.

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