New Events Center Coming to Junction?
A new events center may be built in downtown Grand Junction. Being half-way between Salt Lake and Denver we'd certainly have more concerts here if we had the right facility.
The center would be just south of Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown. The proposed facility will be of considerable size. At 140,000-square-foot and a 6,300 seating capacity, it could be used to host concerts, rodeos, indoor sporting events, boxing, MMA fights, graduations and more. As a concert goer and radio personality, I'm all for it! Junction currently doesn't have a facility to accommodate mid-level touring acts.
The event center would be built along 1st Street next door to the Two Rivers Convention Center. The idea is in motion. The Grand Junction City Council on Wednesday night unanimously agreed to add an issue to April's ballot to increase sales tax. Tax hike would raise sales tax to 3%
Estimates put construction cost in the $46-$57 million dollar range. The Junction City Council will discuss the matter further on Friday, May 15, during a council retreat.