MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Another of Indiana's landmark high school gymnasiums could face being closed as school officials look to cut spending.
The Muncie school board has been holding public meetings on options such as closing schools in the face of declining enrollment.
Board president Beverly Kelley says she hadn't considered closing the Muncie Fieldhouse until it was suggested by residents at those meetings. Kelley tells The Star Press that shuttering the 6,000-seat fieldhouse should be "on the table."
The Anderson School Board shuttered its iconic 9,000-seat Wigwam gymnasium in a 2011 cost-cutting move.
Muncie schools official Mark Burkhart says closing the fieldhouse would save perhaps $100,000 but that the nearby Muncie Central High School doesn't have enough gym space without it.
The fieldhouse in downtown Muncie marks its 85th anniversary in December.
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