Arena Project Feasibility Study Set for Public Discussion

July 20, 2000

Bowling Green, Ky. - Representatives from the Louis & Henry Group and The Gold Group will be in Bowling Green next Wednesday (July 26) to present options available for consideration in determining the feasibility of:

1) renovating E.A. Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University campus, and/or,

2) building a new facility as a cooperative project of the city of Bowling Green, Warren County and WKU.

The forum, the first public announcement of the findings of the consortium's research, will begin in Salon B at the University Plaza Hotel at 5:30 p.m. (CDT).

The Louis & Henry Group out of Louisville headed the study. Others contributing included The Gold Group of Clifton, Va., PricewaterhouseCoopers of Dallas, HOK Sports of Kansas City, and Turner Construction of Cincinnati.

Representing the Louis & Henry Group will be the organization's chairman, Larry Leis, and president Rick Kremer. On hand from The Gold Group will be Len Perna. Members of the media and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions after the findings are announced.

The study was commissioned by the city, the county and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation back in late April and represents the culmination of three months of extensive research.

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