OSHA Report On Arena Mishap Expected Soon

A state Occupational Health and Safety Administration report on last month’s floor collapse at the new Louisville arena site could be issued this week. Three workers were injured on April 27 when a section of concrete floor gave way. An investigation by the arena’s construction manager blamed human error for the collapse. Arena Authority Chairman… Continue reading OSHA Report On Arena Mishap Expected Soon

Host: Arena Construction "On Schedule, On Budget"

The construction manager for the Louisville arena project says there are currently about 250 workers on the job site, but that number will eventually swell to about 750. Mortensen Construction executive Bill Hedge says the project will ramp up with the addition of structural steel and exterior enclosures on the facility at Second and Main… Continue reading Host: Arena Construction "On Schedule, On Budget"

Arena Sales Team Soliciting Business

Louisville’s new downtown arena won’t open for another two years, but officials say marketing efforts for the facility are well underway. Arena Authority Executive Director Harold Workman says a sales team has gone to work to bring events to the arena at Second and Main Streets. “They are actively pursuing four or five leads right… Continue reading Arena Sales Team Soliciting Business

Demolition Continues At Arena Site

Demolition work continues at the site of Louisvlle’s new arena at Second and Main Streets. The arena’s project manager says 80% of the razing work is complete. The Louisville Arena Authority was also scheduled to take possession Monday of property purchased at the site from Louisville Gas and Electric Company. LG and E is in the process of… Continue reading Demolition Continues At Arena Site

Arena Authority Special Meeting This Week

The Louisville Arena Authority is expected to take a major step this week toward construction of a new 22,000 seat facility at Second and Main Streets. Barring any market disruptions, the authority is expected to receive more than $340 million from the sale of bonds for the project. The previous financing plan fell through at the… Continue reading Arena Authority Special Meeting This Week

New Arena Financing Plan Could Be In Place Next Week

A month after its financing plan fell apart at the last minute because of uncertainty in the bond market, the Louisville Arena Authority is on the verge of executing a new agreement to pay for the planned facility at Second and Main Streets. Authority Chairman Jim Host says the new plan should be ready for approval at… Continue reading New Arena Financing Plan Could Be In Place Next Week