Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snyder Still Facing Skepticism Among CCCC Trustees

Jason Snyder's plan for a new sports and concert arena ran into a skeptical
audience Wednesday: the Cumberland County Civic Center's trustees, who manage
the arena in downtown Portland. Snyder outlined his vision for an arena, with
6,800 seats for hockey and 8,000 for concerts, on property he owns along the
Portland-Westbrook city line, adjacent to Interstate 95. He said it would cost
about $85 million, with 5 to 20 percent privately funded and the rest coming
from taxpayers.His plan calls for $30million--all public money--to turn the
Civic Center into a convention center.
- John C.L. Morgan

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