TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The BancorpSouth Arena in downtown Tupelo is preparing to receive bids from vendors to help pay for some of the new or refurbished areas.
"We are finally going to break ground on our expansion to connect the arena and the conference center," Executive Director Todd Hunt said.
Hunt projects the final cost of the renovations to be around $15 million.
He said they have received at least 27 bids towards different parts of the project.
"We are going to be able to go after larger events that we have been restricted due to size,” he said. “It is going to allow us to do more events at the same time because we have had that space restriction which has stopped us from accommodating a lot of people at the same time."
The decisions are expected to come from the Tupelo City Council on Oct. 1.