City of Savannah breaks ground for new arena, construction to bring jobs


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Friday the City of Savannah broke ground on a new $165 million arena. Savannah’s new Arena will be built at the Northeast corner of Gwinnett Street and Stiles Avenue.

Leader say the new facility will help breathe new life into West Savannah while at the same time maintaining the area’s rich history. And, the new facility will take years to build. All that construction, leaders say, will bring jobs.

“Somebody right now that’s looking for a job, looking for a career Savannah’s building more things now than we ever have before,” says Manny Dominguez with the City of Savannah’s Office of Business Opportunity.

Saturday, the City will host a celebration for the new arena with food, fun, games, music, information, feedback booths and neighborhood displays at 1100 West Gwinnett Street. The celebration will be from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Savannah’s new Arena is being funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or SPLOST.

If you’d like more information about jobs connected to the Savannah arena, contact the city’s Office of Business Opportunity at 801 E. Gwinnett Street, Savannah, GA 31402. Or call (912) 652-3582.

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