New Orleans to add two NHL franchises to its downtown arena

New Orleans to add two NHL franchises to its downtown arena

August 9, 2021 Comments Off on New Orleans to add two NHL franchises to its downtown arena By admin

CHICAGO — The City of New Orleans is expected to add another NHL franchise to its $3.5 billion downtown arena by 2020, sources told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The announcement comes after a year-long bidding process that was delayed by Hurricane Katrina.

The arena, which will be built on the site of the former National Guard barracks, is slated to open to the public in 2021.

The arena, expected to be completed by 2023, will be a multi-use venue, featuring a restaurant, shopping mall, hotel and convention center.

It will also feature an indoor hockey arena, an outdoor hockey arena and an indoor swimming pool.

The project, which has been estimated at $1 billion, was expected to bring about 1,500 construction jobs to the city.