Arena’s Big News Ahead

There’s big news coming from the Arena Authority next Tuesday. Already, we know that Gov. Beshear and Mayor Abramson will be there, together, to take credit for whatever it is.

GLI’s Joe Reagan has issued an invitation to the Tuesday press conference to his Board of Directors.

All we’re promised is that there will be two MAJOR announcements related to the arena. Here’s what it won’t be:

  • a source who should know says it’s not a major convention
  • another source says it has nothing to do with naming rights or an NBA Team
  • it’s not the final results from the concrete accident investigation

Arena chair Jim Host has been hinting about the August 4 announcement for more than a month, intimating during arena tours that it would be, well, BIG. He’s been courting NCAA events, so it could be something like that. Or maybe an arena football team? Indoor soccer?

It will be related to economic development, and we wrote in June that Host was happy about bringing something to the city that’s been gone for 30 years.

So anybody want to take a guess as to what it is?