Dec 19, 2013 11:46 AM by associated press
The St. Landry Economic and Industrial Development District has voted to study the feasibility establishing a major multi-purpose arena for St. Landry Parish.
The Daily World reports that the parish's economic development agency has for years been discussing a roughly $15 million arena with seating for more than 3,000 people.
This week it voted to spend $25,000 to hire a consulting firm to create a detailed feasibility study for the project. Board member Daniel Lyons, a strong advocate for the project, expressed confidence it could be a major moneymaker for the parish. He urged the board to move forward with the project as quickly as possible.