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Old 11-17-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Lake Greenwood
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I don't know why, but in my head I was putting the old civic center on Emerald Rd. If it were on Emerald Rd, proximity-wise that would put it adjacent to the new Walmart site. But since it's obviously not, I'd like to retract my thought process there and replace it with "Oh, that would be a good place to expand on the ball fields at the recreational area with perhaps a new playground or something for the kids".
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Was the Greenwood Civic Center ever widely used? Its probably the largest facility of its kind in a small SC City...especially if it was built circa 1970s and 1980s.. I guess there were big ideas for Greenwood then?
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Greenwood Civic Center was used quite often for small scale events. Over time, the facility began to need significant updates and a major renovation. The expenses for necessary repairs became too much to afford, and closing Greenwood Civic Center was an economic solution at the time. After years of dormancy and going into some disrepair, it is cheaper to demolish Greenwood Civic Center than to completely renovate it.

Greenwood Civic Center is about the size of indoor arenas smaller member schools of National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I are using to seat 3,500 to 5,000 for basketball games and other events.

I will likely save this idea for another discussion: Can an indoor arena jointly used by Lander University, the city of Greenwood and Greenwood County be a reality?
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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You already have the Lander Finis Horne indoor arena, which is really very nice. The current Civic Center building is in a very convenient location and, with the increased sales tax funds, County Council should be able to come up with an excellent multi-purpose design concept that will serve more segments of the population (adult and children's sporting teams, concert venue, animal friendly areas, larger wedding and corporate events, etc...).
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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Greenwood Civic Center was used quite often for small scale events. Over time, the facility began to need significant updates and a major renovation. The expenses for necessary repairs became too much to afford, and closing Greenwood Civic Center was an economic solution at the time. After years of dormancy and going into some disrepair, it is cheaper to demolish Greenwood Civic Center than to completely renovate it.

Greenwood Civic Center is about the size of indoor arenas smaller member schools of National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I are using to seat 3,500 to 5,000 for basketball games and other events.

I will likely save this idea for another discussion: Can an indoor arena jointly used by Lander University, the city of Greenwood and Greenwood County be a reality?

Seems like an indoor though smaller rec center may be a good idea for the site if Lander already has its own facility. I remember when I was growing up in Columbia and used to watch World Championship Wrestling....WCW. they used to always come to the Township Auditorium and other such sized facilities in the south.... I believe they use to come to Augusta as well.. Was Greenwood on the WCW circuit? This would have been in the 80s. I recall a few matches in Sumter at the Exhibition Center but that was about the smallest city in the state I believe they went to....
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would be curious to known when Lander University's Fenis Horne Arena was constructed, if it has undergone any improvements, and its future usage.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:10 PM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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Lander Athletics Facilities - Lander University Athletics

Maybe this will help a bit.... There is also a similar space, but more dated, over at the local technical college.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Lake Greenwood
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A bid has been selected for the demolition, however no start date has yet to be set.

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