Blue Cross Arena
The state awarded $10.5 million for the arena in June 2016. Of that total, only the Assembly’s share had come through, allowing the city to move ahead this past spring on planning for a $3.5 million first phase of an Exchange Street expansion, to include upgrades to bathrooms as well as sound and lighting systems. City Council OK’d hiring Bergmann Associates back in July 2018.
The full project, with a matching Senate allotment, expands concessions and office areas, adding two stories on the Exchange Street side of the arena. Work could begin in 2020, according to the city, although some officials hope it is completed by then.
- Project Type: Major Institutions/Facilities
- Project Status: Planning Phase
- Investment: $18.5 Million