About 80 people show for pavilions hearing

About 80 people have shown up at the public hearing for Sedgwick County’s recommended budget for next year, which includes a suggestion to close the entire Kansas Coliseum complex, including the pavilions.

About 35 people have signed up to speak. People in the commission’s chambers are holding brightly colored signs that say “We oppose closing the pavilions.”

The county has set up an overflow room for the crowd.

Several groups that use the pavilions have expressed their concern about losing events at the Coliseum.