Proposal For Multi-Million Dollar Activity Center Brings Controversy

The City of El Paso, caught in a legal battle, might have to rethink its original plans for the arena.

By Jill AmentAugust 9, 2017 1:49 pm, ,

The proposed construction of a $180 million multi-purpose activity center in El Paso has sparked a debate not only over its purpose, but also over the historical value of a specific part of the west Texas city.

At the center of the controversy: whether or not certain sporting events can be hosted at the arena, and if it’s worth the demolition of several buildings in a neighborhood many say holds cultural and historical significance.

Elida Perez, city council reporter for the El Paso Times, explains how the issue has developed into a heated legal battle.

Written by Taylor Jackson Buchanan.