By Mark Monroe
The Toledo Blade
TOLEDO, Ohio – Toledo boasts another “mini Major League” arena downtown.
That was the general consensus reached Aug. 1 by hundreds of Toledo Walleye season ticket holders who were treated to a sneak peak of the new Lucas County Downtown Arena.
More than 800 fans showed up for a tour of the $105 million facility. “Spectacular” and “top of the line” were common phrases uttered by groups of 30 on the guided tours.
The 7,500-seat arena at Huron Street and Jefferson Avenue also drew favorable comparisons to the Mud Hens’ Fifth Third Field. The stadium is considered to be one of the best in minor league baseball.