PORTLAND — Consultants looking at the economic viability of renovating the Cumberland County Civic Center have turned in a draft report to the committee studying the idea.

The draft was accepted under executive session rules this afternoon and will not be released, the chairman of the Civic Center’s board of trustees, Neal Pratt, said.

Pratt said the task force considering renovation options will look at the report and provide the consultants, Brailsford and Dunlavey, with recommended areas to focus on and any corrections during a conference call Friday. The consultants will then take those comments into account and prepare a final report, which could be ready within the next couple of weeks, Pratt said.

The consultants are looking at various options for renovating the 34-year-old center and preparing market analyses and revenue projections. For instance, the consultants are expected to look at the impact of premium seating, such as luxury boxes or club seats, by gauging demand, considering potential ticket prices and estimating costs and revenues.

The task force is expected to make a recommendation to the full Civic Center board, which will make the final decision on whether to renovate the arena. If the board agrees, it is expected to put a bond proposal on the county ballot next year to raise the money needed for the renovation.

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