Edinburg plans to break ground Thursday on an 8,500-seat arena for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
The City of Edinburg and the Edinburg Economic Development Corp. will hold the ceremonial groundbreaking at 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 281 and Alberta Road.
"This will be the largest entertainment venue in the Rio Grande Valley and will include a full service restaurant, executive lounges, large privacy party suites and much more," according to a city news release. "It will create approximately 150 new jobs and is expected to become a destination site for the city and the Rio Grande Valley."
Building the nearly 116,000-square foot area will cost approximately $55 million, according to a city news release.
The arena will host the Vipers, the NBA Development League team affiliated with the Houston Rockets, and other local events. The Vipers currently play at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.