What's your job?
I'm a member of the FleetCenter Bull Gang. About 40 of us change the floors, put up seating and put up the glass alongside the rink. I started when I was 18, at the old Boston Garden.
Why is it called the Bull Gang?
I think it's because we work like bulls.
What skills are needed for this job?
You have to lift heavy objects. You have to know how a sports arena runs. And the floor setup is like putting together a puzzle.
How do you go from ice to hardwood?
At the Garden we'd put canvas down over the ice, then put a wood subfloor down, and over that we'd put the parquet panels. There were 244 panels and 988 screws. It took two to 2� hours.
Is it different at the FleetCenter?
We don't have to screw down the new floor; it just interlocks. We use a hammer to push everything together. But it actually takes 30 to 45 minutes longer than it did at the Garden.