MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.
CEO Melvin Tennant, of the city’s convention and visitors organization Meet Minneapolis, says the estimate of total revenue lost — including losses due to unsold tickets — could be as much as $2 million over the course of a year.READ MORE: Duluth Man Rescued After Cellphone Directions Put Him On Remote Road
Orchestra officials say unsold tickets would account for just under $6 million. Tennant says the losses are mounting by the day with no scheduled concerts in sight.READ MORE: North Minneapolis Hit-And-Run Victim ID'd As Caleb Hutchins
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Laura Oakes Reports