Anderson School Board extends Wigwam gym deadline

(The Herald Bulletin Photo, file)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Anderson School Board is holding off demolition plans for the district’s Wigwam gymnasium and giving more time to leaders of an effort trying to save it.

The board voted 6-0 Tuesday evening to approve an agreement with the city, the Wigwam Sports and Entertainment group and others under which they will cover about $23,000 in expenses for the gym for April, May and June.

Michael Frischkorn of the city Economic Development Department tells The Herald Bulletin that gives the Wigwam group additional time to find investors for converting the 9,000-seat gym into a sports and entertainment complex.

If the gym’s ownership isn’t transferred by July 1, the school board could move ahead with demolition.

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