June 12 meeting to tout benefits of proposed ARC sporting, events complex in Helena

The Helena Regional Sports Association will have a discussion on the ARC Sporting and Events Complex 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 12 in the exhibit hall of the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, 98 W. Custer Ave.

The public may attend.

Discussion will center on “how this transformational facility will boost our local economy, bring indoor sports and entertainment to the region, add indoor swimming pools, provide health and wellness benefits for residents of all ages, and make our community a better place to live.”

The Helena Regional Sports Association is proposing a 150,000-square-foot complex with a 79-000-square-foot indoor arena, a natatorium with sport and therapy pools, a 12,500-seat arena, two turf fields and a fieldhouse cap, team rooms, an administration area and support spaces.

This artist’s drawing shows where the various facilities for The ARC would be located at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds.

Mosaic Architecture

A recent feasibility study for the association found such a complex would generate more than $26 million and 97,000 overnight visitors annually to the area, support 330 jobs and generate $12.9 million in income yearly.

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