Transfer of Anderson gym needs additional approval

Anderson Wigwam

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Anderson City Council will have to approve the city’s involvement in the transfer of the closed Wigwam gymnasium to a private group planning to reopen it.

That step is needed because of a change in state law that took effect last week requiring such approval for property deals involving city redevelopment commissions.

Anderson Redevelopment Commission attorney Ann Marie Bauer tells The Herald Bulletin that if the City Council approves the deal during its Thursday meeting control of the 9,000-seat gym could be transferred to Wigwam Sports & Entertainment within days.

The Anderson School Board closed the longtime home of the Anderson High School Indians basketball teams in 2011 as a cost-cutting move.

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