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Miguel will perform inside the new arena in Edinburg on August 31

By Bryan Ramos

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urrently under-construction, Bert Ogden Arena unveiled its first major concert today when it announced world-renowned singer Luis Miguel, El sol de Mexico, will be performing inside the 9,000 seat arena on August 31 later this year as part of the ‘¡México Por Siempre!’ tour.

With people in hard-hats and construction noise in the background, a group of mariachis took the stage to announce the five-time Grammy winner will return to the Valley as one of the first live entertainment acts making its way to the new Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg.

CEO of Cantu Entertainment Group Rene Borrego said the hard-working people who live in the Rio Grande Valley have earned having the arena.

“It’s exciting that we’re going to be able to offer these opportunities to all these people here in the Valley, but I think people here in the Valley have deserved this, have earned this,” Borrego said. “We come from generations of hard-working people. So Valley, you’ve earned this arena, you’ve earned the memories that you’re going to make with your family and your kids. You’ve earned that experience you’re going to have when you bring your parents out to see their favorite performer that they’ve never seen before.”

Image: Rene Borrego speaks during the news conference Monday morning inside the under-construction Bert Ogden Arena.

While this may be the first announcement, Borrego advised people to stay tuned as there are ongoing talks to bring more big acts and names to perform at Bert Ogden Arena.

“This is not necessarily the opening act, just to warn you there’s more to come,” he said. “We’re getting calls every day so stay tuned.”

Construction of the arena is scheduled to be finished in the late spring, offering up a summer worth of chances to make memories.

According to a new study by the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley that was commissioned by Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, the new $88 million arena will create 1,114 direct jobs in the RGV.

Yajaira Flores, Director of Booking and Marketing at Bert Ogden Arena and H-E-B Park, said this is just the beginning of great things to come for the community.

“This arena is bigger than basketball, this arena is about civic pride. It’s about jobs and it’s about a community coming together. This arena will be an economic engine for the city of Edinburg and the entire region.”

For more information, visit @BertOgdenArena on Facebook.

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