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Denver cultural district: possible role model?

Denver cultural district: possible role model?

In November 1988, voters in the six-county Denver Metro Area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) were asked to approve a 1/10 of a cent sales tax for something called the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The district’s purpose: “to distribute funds for the support of cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten… Continue Reading Denver cultural district: possible role model?

New hopes rise for Auditorium

Funded by a 1922 voter-approved bond issue, the City Auditorium opened its doors in 1923. The 40,000-square-foot facility, designed to accommodate conventions, trade shows and theatrical productions, could hold up to 2,500 spectators, equivalent to about 10 percent of the city’s population at the time. Its cost: $424,810.32. “Every seat has unobstructed views,” noted auditorium… Continue Reading New hopes rise for Auditorium

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Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

How are sports stadiums financed? In America and throughout the world, public monies are almost invariably involved. That’s not a modern invention. The Roman Colosseum, an elliptical amphitheater seating as many as 60,000 people, was completed in 80 AD. It was financed with treasure looted by Roman legions from the Second Temple in Jerusalem 10… Continue Reading Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

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Two Southern Colorado men’s and women’s basketball rivals will meet in a doubleheader to raise money for the for the redevelopment of the City Auditorium. In the event dubbed the “Downtown Classic” the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will face off against Colorado State University-Pueblo Jan. 5 in the City Auditorium. The event will raise… Continue Reading UCCS, CSU Pueblo basketball games to raise money for City Auditorium

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City to issue RFP to manage City Aud

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Chief of Staff Laura Neumann confirmed that the Bach administration has issued a request for proposals from organizations interested in taking over the management of the City Auditorium. The 1923 auditorium is now managed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. In the general election of April 5, 1921, city voters (1,806 to 1,120) passed… Continue Reading City to issue RFP to manage City Aud

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For many years, visitors to downtown’s historic City Auditorium were treated to a dismal sight. All they had to do was look up at the arena ceiling, pockmarked with dozens of holes in the tiles, and further desecrated by pieces of material hanging like dingy banners. That material, stuffing made from horse hair, likely was… Continue Reading Who will pay the tab for City Auditorium restoration?

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