Bangor Arena Plans in the Works 

The Bangor city council has given the okay to spend more than $700,000 for costs connected to the new arena that they’re hoping, will replace the existing auditorium.Councilors approved the idea Monday night. Councilor Gerry Palmer says the money will go to a Colorado based architectural firm and the Cianbro corporation to come up with a u-shaped design for the new arena.The hope is to have that design, for the new 7,400 seat arena, back to the city council by mid-October.Palmer says the money that was allocated will not come from taxpayers.The funds are part of the arena fund that comes from Hollywood Slots.Palmer says the total cost of the new arena will be around $50-million.That figure includes a sky bridge for pedestrians that will go over main street and connect the new arena to Hollywood Slots.