Carlos Andrade: I think we need the ability to have concerts in the venue and events, but … I don’t know if an arena Downtown is the solution. I think it should be somewhere else, because an arena Downtown is too close to the Don Haskins.
Marina Ardovino: I’m torn between the controversy of having to tear down historical parts of the city to have it. I’m also torn with the idea that it absolutely has to be located Downtown El Paso. It’s already so challenging with parking and driving. I’m always a community person. We always want the betterment of El Paso. I guess I want to know that that’s what it’s going to do.
Michael Digennaro: I’m not totally sure. It’s causing consternation in the El Paso community. We become at odds about, “Should we have an arena? Should we not have an arena? Where should it be? Where should it not be?’” I realize that the original arena was designated to be Downtown. But is it worth being Downtown? There’s some other places for it. I just think we need to back off, spend six months or so … then take another look at where we want to do it.
Felipa Solis: I think El Paso will benefit from an arena so long as it’s in the best interest of all its residents. As long as people are not displaced and are comfortable with our progress. Progress is important, but our history is equally as important.