Arena Questions? Share Them with City Leaders Online

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

City leaders want to hear from you about the proposed sports and entertainment arena at the Oceanfront. We have created an online forum called Virtual Town Hall at where citizens can pose questions about the proposals.

The city is considering two competing proposals from private groups to build an 18,000-seat arena across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

  • One proposal is from a group that includes the W.M. Jordan Company, HKS Sports & Entertainment and Global Spectrum. You can read the proposal HERE. You can watch a video of the Jordan presentation HERE.
  • The other proposal is from a group that includes United States Management LLC, AECOM Architects, Clark Nexsen Architects, Mortenson Construction, SB Ballard Construction and SMG. You can read the proposal HERE. You can watch a video of the USM presentation HERE.

The videos also will air on VBTV (Cox Channel 48, Verizon Channel 45) today and Friday, 10:30 p.m.; Wednesday 9:30 a.m., and Saturday 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 


The two groups presented their proposals at a public meeting March 24. After the presentations, city staff gathered written questions from people who attended. Those questions have been posted online HERE. City staff is compiling answers to the questions and will post them on the same page.


Meanwhile, we want to hear from YOU. If you have questions you would like us to answer, please visit Virtual Town Hall at and let us know. We will answer all questions we receive and post them online.


A task force of city leaders is thoroughly reviewing the proposals and will brief the City Council at a future date. The task force also will consider questions submitted by the public, and will factor them into the decision-making process.

A second public meeting will be held at a future date. We will announce the meeting time and place as soon as it is set.


# # #