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News on Evansville building

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville officials plan to build a new 11,000-seat arena in conjunction with a major remodeling of a downtown hotel.
Work could start as early as next month on what Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel (WINE'-zap-fuhl) says will be a transformation of the city's downtown.
The plan announced Monday will put the $127 million arena on a different site than first picked after the city could not agree with property owners on a sale price. The new project will include partial demolition of the existing 470-room Executive Inn.
Developer Browning Investments plans to renovate the remaining 250-room facility, which will be connected to the arena.
Weinzapfel expects the arena to be completed by late 2011. Much of its funding will come from casino tax revenue and local food-and-beverage taxes.

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Tue, 07/14/2009 - 10:24am

wow, i stayed at the executive inn YEARS ago.

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 6:00pm

Completed late 2011 would mean no games there until 2011-12 season. I wonder if they will come into the I for 2010-11 with their current barn?

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 9:19pm

Can anyone name at least 2 of the anticipated 5 records guy dupuis will break this year?

That's all the hint you get, my prediction: sheebig smokes you all.

Wed, 07/15/2009 - 3:23am

Burgee-- One is so easy! He breaks it every game. Now they are halfway there. I think I know but I'll play the game. (Blake needs the hits)

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 5:55pm

Burgee-No takers! How about Points by a defenseman? Longest tenure as a Komet Player. That's three and I give up. You will have to help me out.

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 8:02pm

BAM24 is still working on it

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 7:07am

Most regular season games played as a komet

Most (total) games played by a komet