Special to the Reporter

A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the new Glen Rose Independent School District Arena will take place next Wednesday, Jan.12, at 9:30 a.m.

The ceremony will be held at the construction site of the new areana, located at the parking lot between Tiger Stadium and the Boys’ Baseball Field on Stadium Drive. The public is invited to attend.

The new arena is part of the $19.995 million bond referendum approved by voters in May 2010. The new arena is expected to be completed in January 2012.