FOX54 has obtained updated renderings of the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. Some building materials have been changed, but the Coliseum Authority says they want to keep the look pictured in animations.
The building would eventually connect with the soon-to-be modernized Bell Auditorium. The new arena would also feature more dining options.
Once again, the decision to build lies in the public’s hands. An election will be held November 7 to vote on a half-percent sales tax. Commissioners approved the resolution in June.
“If they want to see some quality of life, a coliseum that’s been a lot of thought, a lot of efforts been put in it to make sure it has every facet that you would want in a civic center, vote for it,” Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle says. “It’s half a cent sales tax, if you don’t, stay home.”
Coliseum Authority Vice President Brad Usry says the JBA requires $250M for an overhaul.
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