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2004 after lengthy discussion it was decided to build the arena of the Nemunas Island. 2005 the city government opened negotiations with the French company Bouygues Bâtiment International, which provided design and construction costs (293.5 million Litas). one-third higher than the architect E. Miliūnas study prepared by the latter.

Because of this controversy has been highlighted by many critics and the public in an official setting. Known Lithuanian basketball player Arvydas Sabonis, supported by French designers, such as guaranteed by the EU funds management arena in the first year. The then Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas commented that the proposed amount have been too high. Former Mayor of Kaunas, Arvydas Garbaravičius claimed that the refusal to negotiate with the French was only masked a desire to entrust the construction of the arena, a businessman Augustinas Rakauskas siūliusiam arena to build a shopping mall Mega outskirts of the city.

2007 July, broke off negotiations with the French, City Council instructed the administrative director Arunas Keserauskas to resume cooperation with E. Miliūnas.

2008 August was selected by tender of the project contractor. However, second place in the contest works occupied the company Mitnija a complaint before the Court of fraudulent first place, the company won the "Vėtrūna" publication.

2008 26 September Nemunas island celebrated bitten capsule symbolizing Kaunas sports stadium construction begins. Dig in the capsule with the parchment, the other specimens deposited in Kaunas city museum.

2010 18 January signed by Kaunas Chamber of entertainment and sports Nemunas island management and operations of the concession contract. 2010 18 March Kaunas City Council has decided to built Kaunas Chamber of entertainment and sports to Grunwald's name.