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Review materials from civic center open house about expansion

Friday, November 21, 11:55 a.m.

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Review materials from the recent civic center open house that focused on proposed expansion plans.  Materials include a civic center project presentation and architectural presentation boards.

Plans include a Mankato arena and event center auditorium and renovation of the existing arena.  The event center auditorium addition will have seating capacity for up to 2,500 people.  Retractable seating on the first floor will allow for a flat floor space for tradeshows and expos and a portable stage, rigging, lighting, audio visual equipment and acoustics to support a variety of events.  A first and second floor lobby will accommodate prefunction uses and concessions.  Four new conference rooms are anticipated, with two located in the addition.

The arena renovation consists of a new second level constructed between the first floor and concourse level on the west side of the arena.  In addition, existing facilities will be renovated to accommodate university hockey programs, including new home team and visiting team locker rooms, training and conditioning spaces, hockey operations, coaches offices, team and recruiting spaces.

Complete a comment card on Hickory Street reconstruction. The intent of Hickory Street reconstruction is to rehabilitate and improve pedestrian access and functionality of the street in support of the proposed civic center expansion plans to create an events center. Give your take about what's valued in the project. Return completed comment cards to:

City of Mankato
c/o engineering--civic center project
Intergovernmental Center
10 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

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For more information contact the city of Mankato at 311 or 507-387-8600.