Your views: An arena for Bristol by 2016?
The issue of an arena in Bristol really got you talking on ThisisBristol.
The Post revealed earlier this month that the city could get its long-awaited indoor arena within the next four years.
The 12,000-seater concert venue would be built on derelict land at the back of Temple Meads station at a cost of up to £80 million and would be one of the biggest in the country.
You can read the full story here. Here is a selection of your views on the subject.
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Harry12911 wrote: "I'm all for an arena and new housing. But why are we building more office space for business when the city centre has 2m sq ft of empty office space? Why are we building more shop units when the city is full of empty shops? And why are we using public money to do it ? Surely this will just suck more business out of the city centre and leave it as even more of a ghost town. Why not just build lots of houses there as that is what we are short of ? We are constantly being told that our parks need to be sold for housing. Why not just build lots of houses on this site ?”
GoveKnows said: "'Bristol could get 12,000-seat arena by 2016' ...here we go again.”
Nickthompson wrote: “Yes,yes,but why was no mention of their other proposal to issue Bristolians with "pigs with wings"? Us Bristolians are not fools,we have been fed stories like this for as long as any of us can remember.”
Smoosername said: "More arena promises. Must be an election coming up.”
And Georges1974 had a suggestion for the planners: “Just an idea, why don't we just try and get our hands on the 'temporary' basketball arena that was used at the olympics and give it a new home.”