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Broomfield Event Center Gets The Go Ahead

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The City Council in Broomfield, Colorado, approved construction plans on August 10th for a new multi-purpose arena which will host both a Continental Basketball minor league team and a Central Hockey League minor league team.

The $45 million, 6,000-seat Broomfield Event Center, part of a planned 217-acre mixed-use community known as Arista, will also host concerts, family shows and a variety of other events.

“We will have a fantastic state-of-the-art event center for artists and family shows that will be second to none in the marker,” developer Tom Wiens told the Rocky Mountain news.

The new center will be close enough to Denver that some, including Budweiser Events Center GM Lou D’Angeli, fear that competition may crush the arena.

“They’re so close to Denver that it’s going to be a tough sell,” D’Angeli told the paper. He said he doesn’t fear Broomfield stealing his core audience, but is not sure that they can compete with larger venues, like the nearby Pepsi Center.

The Arista development will also feature 1,200 residential units and up to 800,000 square feet of commercial and office space. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers