Rapid City To Fund Study Of Possible New Arena
by Associated Press
September 25, 2013 11:07 AM
The Rapid City Council has agreed spending up to half a million dollars to study how much it would cost to build a new arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Civic Center officials had asked the city to fund the study earlier this month. Officials will now seek bids from companies interested in conducting the study.
Civic Center General Manager Brian Maliske says the study should determine what type of arena would be needed, how many seats it should have and what it would cost.
Officials have said that bringing the existing, 37-year-old Barnett Arena into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and building codes could cost $70 million - money that might be better spent on a new facility.