State opens bidding on aging XL Center

Published on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:31
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are looking to sell Hartford’s aging downtown arena.

The Hartford Courant reports the Capital Regional Development Authority opened bidding for the XL Center on Monday. The authority is a quasi-public agency created by the General Assembly to manage various Hartford development projects, including the XL Center, which is owned by the city.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had proposed the state spend $250 million to upgrade the facility during an unsuccessful campaign last year to keep it in government hands.

The arena currently hosts University of Connecticut basketball and hockey games as well as other events. Proposals are due by June 29.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:31. Updated: Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:34.