03: Classic Center Arena Project

Project Statement

This project will provide funding for the design and construction of a new public assembly facility/arena space and related areas to accommodate a permanent seating capacity of approximately 5,500.  Depending upon costs and funding availability, the expansion may include, but not be limited to, amenities such as an arena with the necessary industry standard service needs including, but not limited to, utility connections, rigging structure, sound/lighting systems, an ice floor, retractable seating for an expanded floor, acoustical treatments, individual suites, premium seating locations, catering facilities, locker rooms, necessary FF&E equipment, security equipment,  child care, and office space sufficient to support such an expansion.  The project is further anticipated to foster and support related economic development near The Classic Center Arena that may include, but not be limited to, a hotel, a senior living residential development, associated parking development, and other associated support areas to adequately support the functions of The Classic Center facility.  Depending upon costs and funding availability, the project may further serve as a mechanism to facilitate enhanced employee and/or community well-being initiatives.  Examples of employee and community well-being initiatives could be elder care, child care, and other similar activities.  Additionally, to the extent allowed by law, funds may be used as matching funds for leveraging grant opportunities.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
Estimated Annual Operating Impact

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