WTOL Editorial: New Arena Design a Real Winner

Even as the old downtown buildings are being demolished, the new arena is taking shape. The revised design was unveiled this week.

If you took part in one of the community meetings, you may see some of your ideas in the new look. The original concepts were altered to include more open space, more glass, concrete and brick.

That will mean more jobs for local workers.

It seems many of you wanted a place to host a reception or even a class reunion. So, the arena plan now includes public gathering places that will be available to rent.

When it's finished, you can look in if you are outside, and look out if you are inside. This is kind of like 5/3 Field. You feel like you are part of the action even if you don't have a ticket.

I'm Bob Chirdon. I think you and the Lucas County Commissioners should be commended. I welcome the spirit of listening and collaborating. It's a nice example for future projects to follow.

Posted by KO