- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The city of Bloomington is looking for a new management company to operate the city-owned U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (bit.ly/1RxlRGP) that Central Illinois Arena Management announced Monday that it’s not negotiating a new contract with the city. The company has managed the coliseum since it opened a decade ago. Its contract with the city is to expire April 1.

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner says the city will consider a short-term contract extension of perhaps 30 to 90 days as it seeks a new management company.

The Coliseum saw a nearly $500,000 loss in net operating income for fiscal year 2015. That’s more than double the loss for fiscal year 2014.

The change in management isn’t expected to affect upcoming events.


Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com



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