AEC expansion plan moves forward

The Dane County Board voted to move ahead with plans to conduct a market study for possible expansion of the Alliant Energy Center campus, despite objections from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

Supervisors voted 28–6 in favor of the study that could eventually lead to a replacement of the Dane County Coliseum with a multipurpose arena, dining, retail, and a hotel district.

Parisi is concerned with the project’s potential $120 million price tag, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.