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I imagine it will primarily be concerts/minor league sports

Concerts will likely be the big ticket and it is attractive to traveling artists to have a big arena in a metro area of 1.3 million people. The downside for UVA is that I imagine some of the concerts that normally come to JPJ would go there instead. Could be used for conventions as well.

Minor league hockey seems like another potential. Look for the SPHL or ECHL to show interest, maybe even the AHL if we're reaching. The SPHL and ECHL already have existing teams in Roanoke and Norfolk, respectively, so the potential for a natural rival is there.

Given that they both have relatively new or recently renovated arenas, I doubt Richmond or VCU would play there too much, though it could be a cool venue for games between the two. I'd imagine it would be considered as a tournament venue for not only the ACC, but also other D1 conferences with Virginia teams like the A10, CAA, MEAC, SoCon, and Big South

(In response to this post by WamplerR)

Posted: 10/13/2021 at 08:42AM


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Henrico approves new 17k seat arena. ACC tournament in VA? (link) -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 08:16AM
  The Innsbrook area could use a refresh -- andLeftyToo 10/14/2021 08:23AM
  JPJ concert game just took a big hit. ** -- SoCalWahoo 10/13/2021 12:07PM
  Well past time to move the ACC HQ to the RVA ** -- confuzionrains 10/13/2021 11:18AM
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  Do we want it to compete with JPJ? -- Birddog 10/13/2021 10:41AM
  17,000 seats and proximity to Richmond, it will already -- Oregon Hoo 10/13/2021 10:56AM
  Richmond market is ACCT issue. -- Hoosenberg 10/14/2021 09:12AM
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  Richmond Coliseum hosted 1st round in 1996. -- powerhouse 10/13/2021 3:52PM
  94 I believe -- hoos Mike 10/13/2021 10:56AM
  Edit: I guess that was Fairfax? -- hoos Mike 10/13/2021 11:17AM
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  Too small for ACC in all likelihood * ** -- T Room Cav 10/13/2021 09:29AM
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  Would love a VA first round location, too -- Haney 10/13/2021 08:32AM
  Looks cool, but what will they do with an arena? -- WamplerR 10/13/2021 08:31AM
  G League? ** -- Molina 10/13/2021 10:39AM
  Or the Squires ** -- ARKHOO 10/13/2021 10:24AM
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  I imagine it will primarily be concerts/minor league sports -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 08:42AM
  Interesting.** -- Birddog 10/13/2021 08:20AM

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