Have you seen the designs for the New James Brown Arena?! It looks like it's going to be awesome and make our concert experience EVEN BETTER!
What are your thoughts??
From The Augusta Chronicle:
Project architects and planners revealed plans Thursday for the new James Brown Arena, a $228 million complex able to seat more than 10,000 with a large wing connecting it to Bell Auditorium.
Since January, a team led by H.B. Brantley of Atlanta-based Russell SPACE Venues has conducted a detailed market analysis, design study and traffic study to create a new arena to replace the 40-year-old James Brown Arena.
Rob Hunden of Hunden Strategic Partners, which completed the market analysis, said that since 1980 the market has quadrupled in size, yet because of its size and age the current arena “can’t compete anymore” with other venues. Most of its 150,000 annual users are those attending graduations, he said.
The firm is recommending a facility able to seat more than 10,000, with lower-bowl capacity of 6,500, 1,050 premium seats, 12 suites and several loge boxes, he said.
The design was inspired by diagonals, said Mike Harvey of Perkins + Will architects, such as a rising string of music notes, a golf swing and James Brown, who rarely held his microphone stand upright.
Video Cred: (The Augusta Chronicle / The Project Team)