By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
Arizona State University recently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a company to enter into a long-term ground lease for the new Multi-Purpose Arena planned on 10 acres of the Novus Innovation Corridor in Tempe.
The 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena will be located directly northeast of and will attach to the Wells Fargo Arena, where a major renovation project is also planned. It will be an integrated indoor sports complex, housing the Sun Devil Ice Hockey team, gymnastics and other sports. At build-out, the approximately 175KSF facility will also contain a total of seven locker rooms and six auxiliary locker rooms as well as merchandise and concession amenities.
According to the RFP the qualified firm will “participate in the funding of all or a substantial portion of the costs and expenses to develop and construct the New Arena and to participate in the creation of a Sports and Entertainment Zone.”