The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Sports

June 1, 2014

Wigwam timeline pushed back

ACS, city facing June 30 deadline

ANDERSON – The timeline for the possible ownership of the iconic Wigwam complex by a private development group is being pushed back.

The original intent was to have the ownership of the Wigwam complex transferred from the Anderson Community Schools to the Anderson Redevelopment Commission on June 3 with final approval by the school board on June 10. The commission would then transfer ownership to private developers hoping to reopen the gym for sporting events, concerts and conferences.

The newest timeline has the effort to save the complex now bumping up against a June 30 deadline set in March between school and city officials.

If the transfer of ownership of the Wigwam is not completed by July 1, the ACS board may proceed with the demolition of the complex. The school system is set to open demolition bids June 10.

Michael Frischkorn, deputy director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said Friday the original timeline was too tight to complete by June 10.

“We’re working on an appraisal of the property, which would include possible demolition costs and a Phase I environmental study,” he said. “The environmental study should be completed within two weeks and the ACS bids for demolition will help with the appraisal.”

Frischkorn said even if the school board makes a decision on the direction to take concerning the Wigwam, the city has until the end of June to complete the transfer.

The demolition bids are good for 90 days, which gives school and city officials time to iron out the details of the ownership transfer.

The intent is to have ACS transfer the Wigwam complex to the Anderson Redevelopment Commission at no cost and then have the Redevelopment Commission transfer ownership to Wigwam Sports & Entertainment LLC (WSE) at the same time.

Wigwam Sports & Entertainment LLC (WSE) is scheduled to make a presentation to the Anderson Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Dorer scores JEGS win at Anderson Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. The next year he flipped in Turn 1 during the CRA Super Series event. He scored another highlight Saturday night by winning for the first time with the CRA/JEGS All-Stars Tour event in the Edgewater Woods 100.|ANDERSON — Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Fre

    July 27, 2014

  • Hoosier Park preparing for 2014 Dan Patch Invitational One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place Aug. 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. As part of a weekend long festival of entertainment and racing, 10 of the top-rated pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event.

    July 26, 2014

  • Riverside falls at regional The Riverfield Little League Senior softball all-star team fell 9-3 to Ohio on Saturday morning and was eliminated from regional competition in the 15-16 year-old division.

    July 26, 2014

  • NWS - HB0727 - Leadville story photo - Jeff Mason Leadville: 'Baddest of the bad'

    An Anderson mountain biker will test himself in one of the sport’s biggest events next month. Jeff Mason will be in the Rocky Mountains for the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 9.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Marcum claims Late Model win Morristown driver Jeff Marcum has watched victories in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models slip away this season, but that changed Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

    July 20, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0720 - Tennis Classic - JC 1 Hiatt repeats, Hammel wins first title at tennis classic There was a repeat winner and a first-time winner in the Men's A Singles and Women's A Singles championship matches on Saturday morning at the 34th annual Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • SPT - HB0718 - Tennis Classic logo Varsity mixed doubles champs crowned at Tennis Classic The scene slightly resembled a war zone and slightly a country club at Anderson University on Thursday afternoon. As Indianapolis Colts personnel started tearing down tennis court bleachers and parked what appeared to be nearly 100 golf carts in preparation for training camp starting on Thursday next week, one of the first titles was handed out in the Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Champion drivers ready for series opener Saturday at Hoosier Park Harness drivers were turned into handicappers on Thursday and their effectiveness in that role will be determined Saturday night.

    July 17, 2014

Latest Sports Photos

Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin