OMAHA - Officials have announced plans to build a flexible music venue in downtown Omaha.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires said Wednesday that it's hoped the venue's size and configuration will appeal to touring artists.

Fundraising has begun for the $109 million facility. Officials say it will be able to hold up to 3,000 patrons and have no fixed seats.

It will sit just north of the Holland Performing Arts Center. The opening is planned for 2023.