Transfer of Anderson gym needs additional approval

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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.