2012 Arena Proposal Document Archive
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Why an arena?
In all of Virginia, there is no large, modern arena outside of the University of Virginia. Norfolk, Hampton and Richmond have three older, smaller arenas. None can hold mega-concerts and very large sporting events and conferences.
The 18,500-seat arena would be built across 19th Street from the Convention Center. It’s an area where Virginia Beach often handles big crowds. An independent study found Interstate 264 and local roads can handle the traffic with no new improvements or interchange needed. There are 9,000 parking spots in lots and garages nearby. Trolleys and shuttle buses could carry arena-goers to and from their cars, hotels and restaurants. Read more
View the frequently asked questions about the arena proposal
View the citizen's questions regarding the arena proposal
August 28th Presentation and Follow-Up Information:
October 15th Presentation:
November 13th Presentation:
This report was prepared independently for City Council.
November 27th Presentation:
December 4th Presentation:
December 18th Citizens Town Hall Meeting:
This report was delivered to City Council on December 28th.