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Game on for Virginia Beach Arena

Virginia Beach looks to have a new arena ready by 2019.

“Picture March Madness two years from now,” Virginia Beach mayor Will Sessoms said last week in a state of the city speech where he announced that the City Council agreed with the arena developers on a financing plan to build a $220 million sports and entertainment arena near the Oceanfront as reported by the Virginia Pilot.

“Wouldn’t it be amazing to have [March Madness] happening right across the street at our new Virginia Beach arena?” Sessoms said that there is “a real possibility now” of hosting part of the NCAA basketball tournament.

The 18,000 seat arena could open as soon as 2019. It is good to see all parties come together to make the Virginia Beach arena a reality.

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