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New Evansville arena probably won’t be hit with Perry Countians

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By Larry Goffinet

Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has succeeded in pushing through plans for a new downtown arena to replace Roberts Stadium. But I doubt that Perry Countians will visit it much.

Hundreds of Tell Citians used to make nearly annual visits to Roberts Stadium for basketball games in the 1960s and ’70s.

That was when Tell City was in the Evansville boys basketball regional and advanced to it nearly every year, winning sectionals 15 times in a 17-year span, 1959-75.

The Marksmen also played five basketball semistates there in that span.


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