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Proven Track Record
Our team is the right team to manage the arena project.

Why Our Team?

Our project team includes leading national contractors, architects, engineers, and building operators with global expertise and perspective who will partner with local firms that have long-term regional experience.

The arena's construction will be privately financed, therefore, USM/MAA will bear the financial and operational risk of the project, meaning the city's prized AAA bond rating will not be threatened. The arena will create significant employment and economic benefits, during both construction and operation.

The Arena project team includes:

ESG Enterprises
, a local company with more than 50 years of innovative developments in Virginia Beach and along the East Coast.

S.B. Ballard Construction Company
, a Virginia Beach-based contractor with a documented history of delivering quality large-scale projects on time and within budget.

, an international architectural, engineering, and design consultancy firm with broad professional sports and entertainment experience.

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Clark Nexsen
, a local full-service architecture, engineering, planning and interior design firm with a host of national awards and significant involvement in planning the vision for Virginia Beach, including a critical role in 19th Street redevelopment efforts.

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AEG Facilities
, an international owner and manager of top sports facilities and teams, and second largest concert promoter worldwide. 

Rubin Communications Group
, a full-service public relations and marketing firm based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Subcontractor and supplier information is being collected through S.B. Ballard Construction Company's collaboration site. Pre-qualification for the Virginia Beach Arena is required.  Those interested in bidding on the Virginia Beach Arena project should register for pre-qualification at the following link: