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Great progress on downtown arena

The downtown area is started to look as good on the inside as it does on the outside. About 90 percent of the permanent seating is in, the hockey floor has been poured and workers are about to install terrazzo flooring in the main lobby. A video tour of the arena is on Kansas.com. The arena is scheduled to open in mid-January but may be completed three months early. Though the arena could still use more tenants besides the Wichita Thunder hockey team, it's encouraging that sales of luxury suites and loge boxes seem to be going well, especially in this down economy.

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