Offer may extend deadline on Anderson’s Wigwam gym

(The Herald Bulletin Photo, file)
(The Herald Bulletin Photo, file)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of an effort to save Anderson’s iconic Wigwam gymnasium are working on a proposal that could extend a deadline for deciding on its possible demolition.

Anderson economic development director Greg Winkler says the Wigwam Sports and Entertainment group that wants to reopen the 9,000-seat gym and others have agreed to cover four months of the Wigwam’s operating costs.

Winkler tells The Herald Bulletin that if the Anderson School Board approves the plan that the March 1 deadline for a private group to take over the gym would be extended until the end of June.

Officials say the Wigwam group is working to raise $1 million toward reopening the gym.

The school district closed the gym in 2011 as a cost-cutting move.

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