Parts of the Memorial Stadium at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will be auctioned off on May 30, 2009 at 9:00 am. Â The Allen County Commissioners voted approval of the sale at their Friday meeting. Â The auctioneer will be AAA Auction Service.
AAA Auction Service also performed the MLK Montessori School auction in August, 2007. Â The school was torn down to make way for Parkview Field. Â This led to one of the messiest demolitions I’ve ever witnessed. Â
The debris seen in the above photo extended on the outside of the building, along Lewis and McClellan Street. Â Roofing materials were strewn everywhere. Â The good thing about this is that much of the roof and main portico were used in other construction projects. Â In fact, the main portico ended up as a picnic pavilion in a campground up North.
From an article in the:
[…] The auctioneer [AAA Auction Service] will receive $5,000 plus 10 percent of the proceeds from the single-day event, Coliseum General Manager Randy Brown said.
Brown hopes to bring in as much as $200,000 from the sale of the stadium lights, metal bleachers, plastic folding seats, furniture, concession equipment and field equipment. High schools, colleges and other minor-league teams are interested in buying the equipment, Brown said.
[…] The $2.7 million demolition project will also reconfigure the parking lot at the Coliseum, adding trees, parking islands, collections systems to prevent oil and gas from entering the nearby St. Joseph River, and rain gardens.
The AAA Auction Service listing:
Saturday May 30 – 9:00 am
Complete liquidation of Wizard’s Stadium
Memorial Stadium (Wizard’s)
1616 E. Coliseum Blvd
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Complete liquidation of all surplus equipment and fixtures such as bleachers,seats,grounds equipment, restaurant equipment,light poles,fence,score board, office equipment, plus much much more. Watch here for complete list and pictures. Seller: Board Of Commissioners County Of Allen