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Pinnacle Bank Arena soon to open

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By: Jenn Schanz

It's the center of the nearly 344 million dollar West Haymarket Redevelopment Project.

"This is Nebraska's arena, this is not just one person or one individual's arena," says Jill Englehart of SMG Lincoln, the management company that will run and operate the Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

The 470,400 square foot space is nearing completion, right on schedule.

UNL will break–in the arena on August 17th with a graduation ceremony.

Soon after, the arena will welcome Michael Buble.

Those behind the project say it's been in the works a long time, and are happy to see it come together

"Things are progressing great, were excited that this has been something that has been long in planning and it's getting closer and closer," says Englehart.

Other than a hot new entertainment venue and a perfect view of the state capitol, the arena is part of something even bigger for Lincoln.

Englehart says the scenic change to the city is an important one.

"We're changing the skyline of Lincoln you know. When you drive in from O street bridge, you see not only the Arena but you see all the other great things that are going on in the West Haymarket.

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