Savannah Arena, Savannah, GA

A First-Class Arena Takes Shape In Savannah’s Canal District

To pursue the City of Savannah’s ultimate objective to build a first-class, sustainable arena that provides a flexible and usable sports and entertainment venue to the public, the City selected design prime, Perkins+Will along with local civil engineering firm, Hussey Gay Bell, to provide design and construction administration services for the development of an approximately 269,000 SF arena including 10,000 seats, twelve (12) luxury suites and 450 club. At full build-out parking for the arena will be a combination of surface and structure parking totaling approximately 3,000 spaces. The total project cost for the arena is approximately $165M.  It is anticipated to break ground in September of 2019 with ultimate completion in 2021.

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Savannah Arena
Savannah, GA

The largest capital expenditure in the City of Savannah’s history is set to open in 2021 in Savannah’s Canal District and includes the design and construction of a new 269,000 SF arena featuring 10,000 seats. This project will serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire Canal District by creating a vibrant new center of activity in Savannah’s core.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman