The Connecticut Development Authority engaged CSL International to assist in evaluating the long-term future of the XL Center including the potential renovation of the facility or eventual replacement with a new arena. As part of this study, CSL evaluated the market demand and operational effectiveness of the XL Center. The City of Hartford subsequently hired the team of HOK Sports and CSL to evaluate a new arena. CSL’s role in the study included an economic impact assessment of the existing arena and the incremental benefits that could be expected with the development of a new arena. CSL also identified potential funding options for a new downtown arena.