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  • Warren Harris, Director of Economic Development authority, briefs the Virginia Beach City Council in Virginia Beach, Va., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, afternoon on the benefits to the region to bringing a professional sports team to town. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Stephen M. Katz)

    Virginia Beach looks to lure NBA or NHL team

    Virginia Beach economic development officials revealed an ambitious plan Tuesday to build a $350 million arena at the city's oceanfront and draw an NBA or NHL team to Virginia's largest city.

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  • But he said the $1.2 million the city spent on the arena project last time proves that Virginia Beach is a viable market for professional sports and other events that an arena would host.

    Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL →

  • "We do have and currently have the largest market in the U.S. without a professional team or an arena that could host a professional team," Harris said. "That work that was done previously made it comfortable, made it doable, for us to actually have two proposals."

    Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL →

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