Savannah City Council approves $2.8M contract to move forward on new arena

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah City Council has approved a $2.8 million contract for a firm to manage construction of a new arena.

According to published reports, the planned 9,000-seat arena is expected to take about 38 months to design and construct. The consultant will be responsible for keeping the project on schedule and within budget — now estimated at $160 million.

The report also shows the council approved the contract with Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle.

The council also allocated $845,000 to maintain the 43-year-old Civic Center next year–the center could be demolished after the new arena is built.

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