OPENING DELAYED: The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts had been scheduled to open this week. (Courtesy Greensboro Coliseum Complex) N.C. city deals with effects on multiple venues, including new PAC The COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. has brought the live sports and entertainment industry to a standstill over the next several weeks, and Greensboro, a city of 295,000 in central North Carolina, provides a vivid snapshot of the crushing impact on all public facilities. The city runs about 10 venues, many of them part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. A new performing arts center was scheduled to open downtown this week.  “We’re used to controlling the schedule, the whole aspect of events,” said Matt Brown, managing director of the coliseum complex. “You open the doors at a certain time, you tell people where to go sit. The nature of our job is direction and defining.” “Now, we’re sitting here […]
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