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College study focuses on Anderson Wigwam

by IPR News and Network Indiana

February 17, 2012

A study at Eastern Kentucky University is focusing on the historic Wigwam in Anderson.  The university is studying how a society benefits from local sports buildings.  The survey will look at the Wigwam’s economic impact and whether local residents would be willing to pay any more in taxes to reopen the gym.  Anderson Community Schools Athletic Director Steve Schindler says since the city is no longer a bustling General Motors town, basketball fever has dwindled.

The nearly 50-year-old Wigwam was closed when serious budget troubles hit the Anderson Community School Corporation.  School board officials say the survey will likely not impact their decision on the building.