Cost overruns on major construction projects are common, but an amendment has been approved to ensure that doesn’t happen in building the new James Brown Arena. The project has an estimated price tag of $240 million and the amendment caps it at $250 million. The project will create an Augusta Entertainment Complex anchored by the new arena and includes major renovations to the Bell Auditorium, currently underway. A concourse will connect the two buildings.

The Bill authorizing the construction fund has passed the Georgia Legislature and now awaits Governor Brian Kemp’s signature for the County Commission to move forward with a date to schedule an election date for voters to weigh in.

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