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DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A long-awaited feasibility study of the National Western Stock Show, the Denver Coliseum and the Colorado Convention Center, issued Tuesday, recommends expanding, replacing and improving elements of each.

Funding for such improvements has not been identified. However, the study said the facilities can create new business and bring millions of dollars to the local economy.

Among the recommendations is to expand the Colorado Convention Center as a way to capture more meetings.That could bring in up to 36,000 more people and would have an economic impact of $47.2 million in additional spending, the report said.

For the National Western Stock Show, improvement to its facilities could bring in 88 new events and more than 900,000 new visitors to the north Denver complex every year. That could boost visitor spending to a total of $180 million annually, the study projects.

Recommendations for the Denver Coliseum include replacing the existing building — built in 1952 — with a 10,000-feet arena, with up to 40 suites for use year round.

Read the full report on the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1sqnQjV.

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