Chad’s Morning Brief: New Performing Arts Center for Lubbock?

By: Chad Hasty

An $85 million dollar performing arts center could be heading to Lubbock. Yesterday the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (created by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce) announced plans for the project. The new center would be located at Ave. L and the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

So far the organization has raised $20 million dollars. Members of the association would like to see construction begin by early 2014, but that all depends on funding. According to the AJ, the association says they want the center to be privately funded.

I wish this organization luck in raising the money they need to build a new performing arts center. I am glad they are wanting to fund this project privately and I think in the long run, they will be glad it’s privately funded as well. As soon as this is built, I hope the citizens of Lubbock will vote to return the City Bank Auditorium to Texas Tech.