QUEBEC -- It's official -- Quebec City says it will begin construction on a new NHL-style arena this September.
Mayor Regis Labeaume says the $400-million arena will hold about 18,000 people.
The arena is expected to be complete by September 2015 -- now all the city needs is a team to play in it.
The Quebecor media empire landed the naming rights for the future arena and was granted exclusive rights to manage the facility.
Labeaume says the city can proceed with the project after finalizing an agreement with Quebecor before a March 31 deadline.
The province and Quebec City have pledged millions in taxpayer money for the project.
Edited by Vintage Canuck., 25 March 2012 - 11:01 AM.