Wow, that's sad.
Wow, that's sad.
It's very sad, another piece of Americana soon to be laid to rest.
"You make one **** of a caucasian Jackie." The Dude Lebowski
Inevitable from some things I'd read about it last year, but... damn.
Sad sign of the times and how things and places change. I'm not even local. But it's never easy to see something go away that you thought would just always be there.
To a New Yorker like yourself, a hero is some type of weird sandwich. Not some nut who takes on three Tigers!
The article doesn't say, but I wonder if they're tearing it down or just boarding it up. It would sure be nice if they would keep in intact so that they could re-open in better economic times.
Boarding up for now, but it is in pretty bad shape. If it goes any signficant length of time without massive repairs, it will have to be leveled.
the sock company?? RIP
What a shame.
Both of my parents are from Anderson. I was able to attend a Anderson game @ the Wigwam probably 15 years ago with my grandfather. A truly cool experience.
Any Anderson natives on here? My other grandfather, owned and operated "The Big Top" for several years until his death in the early 90's. Bob Knight and Carl Erskine at there.
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
This is when we need a wealthy Hoosier native to "give back". I would be happy to attend a game at the Mellencamp Wigwam, or the David Letterman Wigwam.
I need to become a wealthy Hoosier native soon.
I went to the last Anderson home game there on Feb. 24. I had plans to go to another game that night, but I decided to go to the Wigwam when I found out about it being the last game this season and the potential for the gym to be closed after this year. I had never been there before, so I'm very glad I went.
Since the IHSAA couldn't find a suitable and available Indianapolis location for the girls state basketball finals the last two years, I wish they could have held it at the Wigwam. It certainly would have been more centrally located than Fort Wayne (how'd you like to be those Vincennes Rivet fans who travelled to FW two consecutive years?). Obviously it doesn't have the amenities of a professional arena, but it does seat 9,000 people. It would have been nice to see a historic gym like that filled up with basketball fans again, and it would have helped a city and a facility which desperately could use some help.
"If there is a place on Earth synonymous with race cars, it is Indianapolis." -- Bernie Ecclestone
"No matter where you go in the world, you say Indianapolis and they don't think about football or basketball, they think about the race." -- Richard Petty