SUDBURY -- A staff report to be presented to the city's finance committee Aug. 11 is recommending councillors approve roof and interior repairs at Sudbury Arena.

The price tag is almost $360,000.

The report said the roof failure and leaking have directly affected various sections and tenants of the arena. Repairs have been made over the years, but it has deteriorated to the point partial replacement is the only option with the work beginning before next winter.

The Sudbury Wolves and the OHL have announced a return to the ice in early December with a 64-game schedule for the 2020-21 season.

"The Sudbury Wolves and Five appreciate the city's efforts to keep us operational," said Scott Lund, the CAO of the Sudbury Wolves Sports and Entertainment.

The finance committee meets at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.