The 57-year-old auditorium hasn't been updated since the 1990s. A 2007 report recommended $7 million in improvements for the facility that were never done.
The six-month study was announced Wednesday by city officials.
It'll be paid for by nonprofit Heritage Services,
The auditorium's arena can seat 9,300 for sporting event and 10,960 for concerts. It is home to the Omaha Lancers hockey team, Omaha Viper indoor soccer team and the Omaha beef indoor football team.