- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City’s mayor is among those who support building a new arena instead of renovating the old one.

Mayor Steve Allender says remodeling Barnett Arena would be like fixing a broken window - it would solve the immediate problem, but add no long-term value.

Allender said during a presentation Thursday night that remodeling the arena would cost about $25 million and with added handicapped access, would reduce the number of seats below the current 10,500.

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The Rapid City Journal reports the mayor says building a new arena would cost between $100 million and $130 million and would seat about 13,000. City leaders want to reverse a trend of declining events and attendance.

The decision about the arena’s future will ultimately fall to the city council, and possibly to voters in a referendum.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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