12-19-06 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be getting a new athletic arena and convocation center soon. Bids in the amount of 6.9 million dollars were handed out by the Durant community facility authority to begin the work on the brand new complex. The 52 thousand square foot arena will eventually end up costing 8 million dollars and will be located behind Bloomer Sullivan gym. Authority officials say the complex will be paid for by tax dollars, but costs for construction will have to be watched carefully.
Officials hope to break ground for the new facility the beginning of February.