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Plans for a new indoor arena in Cardiff Bay get further boost

Plans for a new indoor arena in Cardiff Bay have been given a further boost with news that the Council’s Cabinet has agreed to go out to tender for a developer to build and operate a new arena.

A report to Cabinet reveals that a final business case for the 15,000-seater arena will be presented at the end of 2019, with planning consent potentially achieved by 2020, meaning the new venue could be open for business by December 2023.
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Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, Cllr Russell Goodway, said:

“We want to re-energise Cardiff Bay, boosting its profile as a leisure-based destination. A new multi-purpose arena can help us achieve that, bringing a major new attraction for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Cllr Goodway added: “Now that the preliminary due diligence and market testing has been completed, we are ready to begin the formal process of securing a delivery partner. “

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