After an opening date impacted by supply-chain issues and COVID-19-related delays, the opening of Savannah’s Enmarket Arena has finally been scheduled for Feb. 5.
The $170-million arena was developed by Oak View Group and the City of Savannah.
The invitation-only ribbon cutting event will begin promptly at 1 p.m., followed by a Community Day inside the new arena from 2 to 6 p.m.
“I am ecstatic that we will finally open our beautiful, new Enmarket Arena with a celebration for everyone in our community,” said Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, in a press release announcing the event. “This will be a day of fun, family and community as residents from all of Savannah will have the opportunity to enjoy this first event in our remarkable new facility.”
The new arena is set to host the ECHL’s Savannah Ghost Pirates beginning with the 2022-2023 season as well as a host of events and concerts.
This is not the first issue facing the arena. Construction on streets surrounding the arena has also been delayed, as well as availability of local parking lots.