Remembering Highlights of The Pershing Center

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Pershing Center hosted one of Elvis Presley's final concerts in 1977 and Wednesday night it hosted its final concert.

Since its opening in 1957, The Pershing Center has been home to many sporting events, concerts and graduations. Through the years many famous musicians like Kiss, Motley Crue and Kesha have preformed inside the center. The venue has become the site of many memories the people of Lincoln hold dear.

The Goo Goo Dolls played the final concert Wednesday at The Pershing Center in front of thousands of fans.

City officials said no decisions have been made as to what will be done with the building, but, options on the table include demolition or re-purposing.

Ed Zimmer, the city's historic preservation planner, said they do have early cost estimates for removing the mural above the entrance. Zimmer said it could be anywhere from $1-to-1.5 million.

Facebook users weighed in with their thoughts about the Lincoln staple.

Kellie Krentz Stanton said "My daughter one year ago walked across the stage and received a first place metal for a first place finish out of 300 kids at state FFA! A moment neither one of us will ever forget!"

Laurie Cabrales commented "The Yes, Kiss and the Allman Brothers Band. Also went to my high school graduation, so many Shrine Circus shows I can not even count. That is just to name a few."


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