Toledo Taps SMG For Arena

Commissioners in Lucas County, Ohio, have hired a team of sports architecture firms to design and construct a new SMG-managed arena in downtown Toledo.

The venue is expected to have 10,000 seats, according to an action plan submitted by the commission plan last year.

HTNB Architecture, which partnered with local firms to build the nearby Fifth Third Field stadium, will team up once again for the $80 million project, set for completion in fall 2009.

SMG will also manage the nearby SeaGate Centre.