CBS4Local reports that the City is hosting a meeting regarding the arena at 5:30 today in the large conference room at the Museum of Art.
I know it’s short notice, but I guess short notice was the City’s plan.
The city of El Paso is looking to enhance union plaza, which could include a new multi-purpose building.
The city will be hosting a public meeting to discuss findings of the Multi-Purpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC).
The meeting will help the community learn about the preliminary findings of the study for the voter-approved MPC.
Consultants will share their key findings and give an overview of where the city is with the ongoing study that kicked off in May of this year.
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There is no modern facility in the region with 8-10,000 seats that can accommodate the shows that travel through the area, according to [the chief architect in the city’s capital improvement department Daniela] Quesada.
Huh, isn’t that funny.
Here’s a quote from a story on LCSun-News:
The El Paso Don Haskins Center, featuring 11,619 permanent seats, 36 wheelchair spaces, 800 portable seats and 7,000 to 9,000 seats with end-stage seating, is another competing venue
Maybe Ms. Quesada is ill- or un-informed. The City of El Paso wants to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to close that gap between 9,000 seats and 10,000 seats.
The City wants to build that arena real bad and they don’t care how much it costs you.