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La Crosse Center still considering big events for last part of 2020

Brad Williams

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The Elvis Explosion didn’t happen this year at the La Crosse Center, but the Holiday Fair is still a possibility. 

So are the holiday wrestling tournaments and a bull-riding event. 

Center director Art Fahey says the goal is to keep the number of attendees at large events to either 25 percent of capacity, or a maximum of 50 people during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Holiday Fair normally happens just before Thanksgiving, and the wrestling tournament is after Christmas. 

Fahey also wants to have winter graduation from UW-L as usual in December inside the arena.        

The coronavirus and a major renovation project have kept the La Crosse Center from hosting large events for most of this year. 

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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