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The Crown Theater and Crown Arena are set to close in 2025, and the County is looking for public feedback on a new center.

Cumberland County is encouraging residents to complete an online survey as part of a feasibility study for a potential new entertainment venue in Cumberland County to replace the Crown Theatre. The deadline is July 23 to complete the survey.

It was announced in January 2020 that the 4,500-seat Crown Arena and 2,500-seat Crown Theatre will close in November 2025, while the 10,000-seat Crown Coliseum, 60,000-square-foot Expo Center and 9,200-square-foot ballroom will continue operations. A study is underway to evaluate the need for a new performance venue in Cumberland County.

Community input is critical to determine the need for a new venue and ensure a proposed facility meets the needs and desires of residents. Please share your feedback by clicking the link below to complete the survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes.

https://cumberland2021.sawtoothsoftware.com/cgi-bin/ciwweb.pl?studyname=cumberland2021&src=3

In January 2020, Spectra Venue Management, the management firm that operates the Crown Complex as agent for Cumberland County, began managing the process to select a firm to conduct a market analysis and feasibility study tied to a potential new entertainment venue in Cumberland County to replace the Crown Theatre. Spectra chose Convention, Sports & Leisure (CS&L) to conduct the study.

As with many things, this project was derailed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19.

Please visit our website at cumberlandcountync.gov for information about Cumberland County Government Services.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.