VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — A construction company has revived a proposal to build an 18,000-seat sports arena near Virginia Beach's oceanfront.
The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/19dYImc) reports W.M. Jordan Co. has submitted a proposal with city partners to construct the arena next to the Virginia Beach convention center.
Previous arena discussions were tied to attempts to bring a professional sports team to the city. Construction company President and CEO John Lawson says the current proposal has no such stipulation.
Financial details about the proposal weren't released.
Under the earlier plan, the city would have paid $242 million toward the project and it wanted the state to contribute $150 million.
Mayor Will Sessoms says he's excited about the new proposal.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com