Virginia Beach Arena Proposals
Private Proposals to Build a Sports and Entertainment Arena in Virginia Beach
On Nov. 8, 2013, the city received an unsolicited private proposal from the W.M. Jordan Company, HKS Sports & Entertainment, and Global Spectrum to build a sports and entertainment arena at the Oceanfront, near the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
On Nov. 12, the City Council discussed the proposed Virginia Beach Arena (VBA) in general terms and authorized City Manager James Spore to accept the proposal for further study. The council agreed to allow 90 days for competing private proposals to be submitted.
On Feb. 17, the city received one additional arena proposal from a consortium of United States Management LLC, AECOM Architects, Clark Nexsen Architects, Mortenson Construction, SB Ballard Construction and SMG. To read the USM proposal, CLICK HERE.
A Virginia Beach arena city task force will now conduct a thorough review of these conceptual proposals and will brief the City Council at a future date. The council may choose one or more proposals for further discussion with the companies.
(Parts of the proposals have been withheld at the request of the companies, in keeping with the Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, or PPEA. To read Virginia Beach’s procedures for proposals received under PPEA, CLICK HERE.)
To learn more about the 2012 Arena proposal and view the document archive, CLICK HERE.