One reason the city of La Crosse might have a $6 million shortfall this year is because the La Crosse Center can’t have big events right now.
The 40-year-old building is undergoing a large renovation, and besides, big gatherings are banned for now because of COVID-19.
But center board president Brent Smith says building manager Art Fahey is still working on future schedules, if government restrictions are eased up soon.
Smith concedes that it’s an odd situation, to modernize the civic center is being modernized to attract events which some people worry may never happen again.
“Our goal is to get large groups of people together,” says