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James Brown Arena Timeline

by Metro Spirit

Denver-based consultants, Sink Combs Dethlefs,  presented members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority an outline of information and data collected over the past several years regarding potential locations for the city’s proposed $120 million arena. According to the consultants’ findings, only 2 percent of the arenas built in the past several years across the country have been constructed in suburban areas. An overwhelming majority of new arenas, approximately 63 percent, are constructed in downtown areas. Consultants with Sink Combs Dethlefs have recommended that the city build the new arena at the existing James Brown Arena site in downtown Augusta, while a majority of the coliseum authority members voted last month that the new arena should be constructed at the former Regency Mall location in south Augusta.


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