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September 15, 2017

Mayor Allender Discusses Future of Barnett Arena with Rapid City Public

The first public meeting to discuss the future of the Barnett Arena was recently held by Mayor Steve Allender, reports KOTA News. Two plans were presented to the public. One plan would remodel the current arena at a cost of $25 million and would bring the complex into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The alternate proposal would include building a new facility with modern staging for $130 million.

Funds for a new facility would come in part from the Rapid City Vision Fund, as the city council has set aside a portion of Vision Fund money for renovations and/or remodeling to the arena for the past two years. Mayor Allender indicated that he favored a new facility for the first time. The next public meeting concerning the future of the Civic Center will be held on September 25. 

Visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network Issue Hub pages to read more about the Vision Fund or the Rapid City Civic Center.

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