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City, construction company settle over Arena repairs

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city has reached a settlement with Turner Construction over costs incurred by the city in repairing defects in the construction of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Loose bricks and other problems with the roof were discovered during maintenance work in 2012.

Turner spent $2.8 million making repairs. The city did some of the repair work and also hired a third party engineering company to review the repairs. That cost the city $315,000.

Turner has now agreed to reimburse the city $244,000.

The settlement still needs the approval of the City Council.