Arena officials face several obstacles for fiscal 2010

There are 7 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 2, 2009, titled Arena officials face several obstacles for fiscal 2010. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Tough decisions must be made to determine how, or if, the Tsongas Arena can run on half the operating budget allocated by the city in the last fiscal year, Arena Commissioner Eileen Donoghue said yesterday.

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Ashburn, VA

#1 Jul 2, 2009
What a joke don't sell the Arena, get a competent manager and it will be fine. There is no way the state is going to give UMass Lowell money to upgrade the arena in times on economic crisis.
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Dracut, MA

#2 Jul 2, 2009
let the parking dept run the arena

they are the only ones makeing money for the city anyway

Westminster, MA

#3 Jul 2, 2009
The arena cost us a million plus last year and we have had plewnty of time to make it profitable. It's time to hand it over to UMass and let them deal with the deficit.

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Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#4 Jul 2, 2009
They have a few rock concerts scheduled this summer. Perhaps thing are turning around.

Seattle, WA

#5 Jul 2, 2009
So Marty can't get the dough after all. What a shocker. Did anyone ever think he would actually take it over?

Seattle, WA

#6 Jul 2, 2009
How about the Auditorium? We keep paying them money and nobody seems concerned about that. They're making a profit with our subsidy. End the payouts to all the fat cats
concerned citizen

North Andover, MA

#7 Jul 2, 2009
time to lay off more people!! does an arena of that size need a assistant gm and a gm? I dont think so....I think Craig Gates cannot run an arena by himself.

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