UNO hockey arena one step closer to reality - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm / Updated at 7:32 pm
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UNO hockey arena one step closer to reality

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved an inter-local agreement with the City of Omaha that marks the next step toward a new hockey arena and other athletic facilities for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Under the agreement that will go to the Omaha City Council in the coming weeks, the city would contribute $6.3 million toward the estimated $76 million cost of the project. Most of the city funds would go toward infrastructure.

"It's an exciting project for UNO and the City of Omaha," said Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha.

The regents, on a separate vote, also approved a $20.4 million new home for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's soccer and tennis teams. That complex will be located on the edge of what was State Fair Park.

Contact the writer: Julie Anderson

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Julie splits her time between K-12 education, covering several area school districts and private schools, and general assignment stories.

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