Tyson Events Center fountain to be replaced with landscaping | Government and Politics

The fountain in front of the Tyson Events Center box office will be shown on Saturday. This week, weather permitting, the area will get a new look.

Tyson fountain

The area in front of the Tyson Events Center box office, which currently has a fountain, will be laid out this week if the weather is nice.

SIOUX CITY – This week, the area in front of the Tyson Events Center box office, which currently has a fountain, will be given a new look depending on the weather.

On March 8, Sioux City Council awarded MLS Landscaping & Design Inc. of Granville, Iowa, a $ 25,950 contractor for the landscaping project.

“We have a group that will be planting some plants, some trees, etc. near the fountain area,” said Enzo Carannante, Tyson’s associate general manager and marketing director.

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In a story published in The Journal in January 2011, a $ 35,000 maintenance request was made on the outdoor fountain that had been damaged by the winter freeze-thaw cycles.

Jessica Johnson, project management specialist for the city, said the fountain has not worked properly for a while. Children getting in the water were another problem.

“Instead of having these battles, we decided to shape the area,” she said.

Tyson Event Center

The Tyson Events Center is shown in Sioux City. The area outside the venue that currently has a fountain will be replaced with landscaping.

Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal File

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The city has been looking for ways to improve the venue, which opened in 2003, and make it more competitive with other venues in the region. In 2016, the city received a list of such projects from a study by the consulting firm Venue Solutions Group.

Philadelphia-based Spectra took over the helm of the Tyson and Orpheum Theater on January 1, 2018. Spectra is responsible for day-to-day operations, including booking, marketing, staffing, and food and beverage service, of the venues. The city still owns the Tyson while the Orpheum is independent.

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