Anderson leaders have little time for Wigwam deal

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

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — City officials in Anderson don’t have much time left to find a way to save the closed Wigwam gymnasium.

The city Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution Thursday to take ownership of the 9,000-seat gym from the Anderson school district, but only if it has a binding agreement by Sept. 2 with a group to reopen the Wigwam.

That’s the deadline the school district has set for going ahead with plans for demolishing the gym it closed in 2011 as a cost-cutting move.

The Herald Bulletin reports commission member Kevin Sulc said he was frustrated that the private group Wigwam Sports & Entertainment backed out of a deal for the gym after giving assurances it had the needed financing. 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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