Revised US Arena Design Unveiled

20 December 2010 (Last Updated December 20th, 2010 18:30)

Architects Sink Combs Dethlefs and developer Cianbro Corporation have unveiled new plans for a proposed arena complex in Maine, US. The new plans include a 5,800-seat arena that is able to expand to accommodate 8,050 people. The project's cost, which last month was estimate

Architects Sink Combs Dethlefs and developer Cianbro Corporation have unveiled new plans for a proposed arena complex in Maine, US.

The new plans include a 5,800-seat arena that is able to expand to accommodate 8,050 people.

The project's cost, which last month was estimated at between $71m and $80m, has now shrunk to $65m.

The initial design included a connected meeting building and sky bridges over Main Street and Dutton Street but these plans were scrapped, according to Bangor Daily News.

About $54m from the city's proceeds from Hollywood Slots could be utilised for the project. Bangor has already collected around $10m from the hotel and raceway, and is expecting to collect between $2.5m and $3m annually.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in May 2011, following approval by Bangor city officials, which is expected in next January.