U.S. Cellular Coliseum performs better than expected, still operates at loss

By WEEK Reporter

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 9:47 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- The U.S. Cellular Coliseum performed better in the first quarter than expected, but still lost over $5,000.

A release from the City of Bloomington says Central Illinois Arena Management had budgeted a loss of almost $150,000 for the first quarter.  The venue is expected to bring in more revenue this coming fall.

However, two sold out events pushed the venue closer to the break-even point than expected.

From May through July, the Coliseum saw a cumulative atendance of 72,199 from 28 events.  During the same period last year, the Coliseum drew attendance of 46,532.

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