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Henrico Board Poised To Pursue Indoor Arena

Rocky Mount Arena
Henrico County Board of Supervisors Tours Rocky Mount, N.C. Indoor Arena . (Photo:  Courtesy of Henrico County)  

Henrico County appears ready tonight to reboot its efforts to build a world class sports arena in the county, despite a setback in negotiations with the Richmond International Raceway.  Charles Fishburne reports.

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Charles Fishburne:  County officials say an indoor arena can attract big tourist dollars every year.

Tim Foster:  About 33 million dollars to about 40 million dollars.

Fishburne:  But Deputy County Manager Tim Foster says it’s not just the money

Foster:  Well one of the big reasons we want to do this project is to provide our citizens with a place to be able to have indoor sports. Currently, we have a lot of outdoor sports capability with softball, baseball and soccer, and other outdoor sports. But we don’t have many places where we can have indoor sports.

Fishburne:  Tonight, the board is expected to ask the six original developers for new plans.

Foster: It would be a completely new site we would be looking at and this would give all six who had submitted previously an opportunity to look at some options we didn’t have before.

Charles Fishburne, VPM News.