BANGOR — City councilors held a workshop Monday on how to reopen the Cross Insurance Center.
Over the past few weeks, the Cross Insurance Center has played host to two outdoor concerts.
However, the center’s doors have been closed since March for annual indoor events like conventions, banquets and sporting events.
During the workshop, the center’s general manager, Tony Vail, shared a 50-page plan to safely reopen the center’s doors.
“A lot of this will rely on the cooperation and patience from folks coming to the building. Obviously the key with all of this is the safety of the guests and safety of our staff getting in and going throughout the building,” Vail said.
He said extra security measures coming to the center will include temperature checks for everyone entering the building, arrows and lines being set up in the concourse to keep six feet of distance between people in the building at all times and changes to seating layouts and room configurations.
“The overall communication in what we’re hearing is that we’re looking at more of a spring or summer for anything that comes to a large act standpoint. But one thing for us that does benefit us is our convention center. There are somethings there that heat up in the meantime depending on how our numbers go,” Vail said.
He added depending on what events the center will host going forward, the stands will never be more than 36 percent filled.
“Because of this building being a multi purpose facility, we need to have a multipurpose plan obviously for everything that we do here so that’s kind of the overview on how the plan was developed and then how we gotten to where we are today,” Vail said.