ASHWAUBENON - Event ticket prices for some events in Brown County may be going up.
At least that's an idea some Brown County supervisors are throwing around to help pay for maintenance at the Resch Center, Shopko Hall and the Brown County Arena.
An estimated 536,000 people came through the doors at those facilities last year.
"If we did a $1 surcharge we would generate over $500,000 for maintenance," explained Brown Co. Supervisor Tom Lund.
Some Brown County supervisors are considering adding a fee to event ticket prices. Currently, PMI Entertainment Group, which runs the three buildings, pays the county $300,000 to help cover maintenance costs.
But Lund says it's just not enough to keep up with the need.
"As the Resch Center gets older and we have projects coming up and this could be a good way to fund them, a new scoreboard and such," Lund said.
The idea was presented for the first time at the Brown County Education and Recreation Committee Thursday night.
"Our first initial concern, is when it's said it might be on at events the Brown County Arena, Shopko Hall, and the Resch Center, there's a big variety of events at those facilities and there's different price ranges," said PMI Spokesperson Terry Charles.
PMI officials say the potential for an across the board change does bring some concern.
"If you're going to say a $1 across the board that would be a big increase for $5 ticket as opposed to a $100 ticket," Charles said.
Lund says this proposal is in its preliminary stages and nothing is set in stone, including the amount of the fee.
He expects it will be several months before any official vote.
Brown County supervisors say a similar proposal was brought up a few years ago.
However, they say the idea was eventually dropped.
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