T. B. Harris, Jr. & Associates Inc. has provided consulting experience for private, university and municipal arena/civic center projects across the United States. The typical engagement includes a site analysis, an analysis of existing competitive facilities, an estimate of facility utilization including number of events and attendance, and projected financial performance. Most reports include an analysis of available funding and financing for the project, if proposed, and an economic impact model. The recommendation for the “ideal” facility program, including seating capacity, exhibition area, meeting room area, and ancillary/support area is an integral part of the study.
Examples of arena projects for which consulting services have been provided include: