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Fort Wayne Arena Study to be Released in November

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Though an earlier release had been expected, the results of a feasibility study concerning a proposed Fort Wayne arena will not be unveiled until November. 

Officials continue to discuss the potential development of a new arena in Fort Wayne. The concept proposed for the arena calls for it to located downtown, at a site near the Grand Wayne Center and Parkview Field.

Cost estimates and design details were released earlier this year, but deliberation over the proposal continues. A key component in that discussion is a feasibility study by Victus Advisors. The study was at one point expected to be presented around Labor Day, but it was revealed during a Allen County Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board meeting this week that the report is not expected until November. More from The Journal Gazette:

Board member Steve Brody said a draft of the event center study has been seen by members of a CIB committee investigating the project, estimated to cost $105 million plus the cost of land.

But more work needs to be done, he said, “We really need to get this report right. It will probably be another 45 days.

“We’re really not able to share any details because it’s a working draft.”

It has been discussed that the venue, if constructed, would host events too large for the Grand Wayne Center and too small for the Memorial Coliseum.

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