Deadline nears for saving Anderson’s Wigwam gym

Wigwam gymnasium in Anderson, Indiana (WISH Photo)
Wigwam gymnasium in Anderson, Indiana (WISH Photo)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a plan is needed to pay utility and maintenance costs at Anderson’s iconic Wigwam while a group trying to save the building faces a deadline hold off its demolition.

The Wigwam Sports and Entertainment group is hoping to reopen the 9,000-seat gym that the Anderson School Board closed in 2011 as a cost-cutting move.

School district business manager Kevin Brown tells The Herald Bulletin it will turn the gym over at little cost to a group that has financial backing and a practical use for the facility.

Brown says the district’s March 1 deadline for reuse plans could be extended if other groups pick up the estimated $20,000 to $30,000 a month costs for the gym. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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