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Have your say: Arena plan is scrapped
Bristol Arena - a planned entertainment venue near Temple Meads Railway Station - will now not go ahead. We want to know what you think about this.
Bristol City Council and the South West Regional Development Agency estimate they would have had to put in £86m to help fund the project.
The arena would have featured 10,000 seats and helped the city attract top music acts.
A mixed housing and commercial development is still planned, though.
Ian Knight, South West RDA Area Director, said: "We are very disappointed that it has not proved feasible to build an arena for Bristol, but the latest figures show that it would simply not be a good use of public money."
Terry Wagstaff, Assistant Chief Executive at Bristol City Council, said: "Everyone has tried to develop a viable scheme to deliver an Arena and we are all disappointed that it has not proved possible to do so."
What's your reaction to the news? Are you disappointed that the arena will not be built? Are you glad the council pulled out as costs spiralled? Or was the whole scheme doomed from the start?
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last updated: 14/12/2007 at 11:10
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