- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah’s mayor is raising questions about plans for a new, $140 million sports arena in the port city.

Mayor Eddie DeLoach says there hasn’t been a study to determine whether the site proposed for the arena is suitable.

The Savannah Morning News (https://bit.ly/1Ojq6mZ ) reports that DeLoach voiced doubts about the project during a briefing by City Manager Stephanie Cutter.

Cutter says the city has spent $2.4 million since 1996 assembling about 69 acres of land for the arena and redevelopment of the surrounding rea.

City Alderman Brian Foster says he has concerns about the planned site being in a flood zone. He says it may not serve as a safe gathering place during a strong storm.

Council members who previously approved the site are standing by the selection.

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