The Savannah City Council expressed support during a workshop Friday for keeping a new arena as a funding priority on November’s sales tax referendum.
Aldermen said they would like the arena to remain on the city’s lists of projects, despite learning from City Manager Stephnie Cutter that the county rejected their request to make $120 million for the arena a priority project that would receive funding before other projects.
Chatham County Chairman Al Scott said he did not want funds being withheld from the other municipalities, Cutter said.
The council also has to reduce their funding request from $303 million to $190 million, Cutter said.
She recommended the council select a site for the arena without conducting a planned location study of four locations.