Major Upgrades Discussed For Charlotte Sports Arenas

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Charlotte city council members will discuss the approval of nearly $40 million to upgrade both Bank of America Stadium and Bo jangles Coliseum during a recent council meeting. 

The approval would be in line with a plan council members put into motion back in 2013.

That deal includes financing improvements to Bank of America stadium as a part of a 10-year overhaul of the facility. The project is being completed in three separate phases. During Monday's council meeting, officials will be discussing the approval of the second phase of the project valued at $23.5 million.

The first phase was completed in 2014 at a cost of $28 million.

The money for the second phase of the renovations will be used to fund plan and construct better security systems, new technology, fresh landscaping and infrastructure improvements.

Council members will also discuss adopting a resolution worth $15 million for work to be done on the Bojangles Coliseum. That money will be spent "to enhance the facility to accommodate amateur sports, college basketball, civic events and hockey."

New technology will be added to the Coliseum including more seating and structural and equipment upgrades.

Officials say the combined $38.9 million dollars for both projects will be paid from existing tourism tax revenue.

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