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Music fans want to see more concerts at La Crosse Center



Should the La Crosse Center try to book more concerts?

Yes, according to one customer survey reported to the La Crosse Center Board.

In response to a question about the priorities that should be set by the civic center, the No. 1 suggestion was “concert growth,” followed by increasing the number of conferences held in the building.

But if you think the La Crosse Center arena should be expanded as part of the $42 million project to bring in bigger acts, that probably won’t happen.

Board member Phil Addis says that if La Crosse had a larger arena to attract more famous performers, then ticket prices would go up.

Members of the board also argue that having more seats wouldn’t guarantee bigger shows, or more shows.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Kathy

    December 6, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Ticket prices would go up? If the public is willing to pay, why are they saying no? It’s a ridiculous comment.

  2. Matt

    December 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I agree that is a ridiculous comment. These people pay the higher ticket prices, plus the travel expenses to go see these act’s in the cities or Chicago. So even if the ticket prices are higher it would be cheaper for us to stay local. Not to mention the the meals, drinks, hotels, etc. All that money would stay local.

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