UVM scores new arena

Nine proposals were returned before the Jan. 23 cutoff date for construction ideas for a new multipurpose arena, according to the Burlington Free Press. The proposals contained information about the number of people the buildings would hold, the estimated cost of construction and who would pay for the construction, the Burlington Free Press stated. “If approved, the arena would seat 6,500 people for hockey and 7,500 for basketball, costing upwards of $85 million financed by private partnerships,” the Burlington Free Press stated. However, the proposals will not be made public until March, Vice President of Student and Campus Life Tom Gustafson said. “The proposals [will] not be made public until after administrators decide on which plan to pursue,” Gustafson said.