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    Fort Smith directors discuss feasibility study for indoor sports facility

    FORT SMITH — The city is matching a $15,000 grant to hire the Convention Sports and Leisure International firm to study the feasibility of an indoor sports facility in the River Valley. City directors heard Bill Krueger of Convention Sports discuss the process during a study session Tuesday evening. The 12- to 14-week process includes analyzing market conditions; market outreach; industry characteristics and trends; economic impact; financial operations; and costs before preparing a report. “The economic impact analysis is what a lot of communities are interested in with these kind of projects, which is what percentage of users are nonlocal? What are they spending per day in town? And then…

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