The economic status of the
General Manager, David McCartney, briefed Macon City Council on the progress of the center Tuesday night.
Money transferred from the city's general fund to support the complex has gone down from 1.5 million dollars in 2009 to around 600-thousand dollars so far this year.
McCartney says business is up at the city center, and plans to renovate the Centreplex and the Macon City Auditorium are in the works.
“Replacing the broken seats or missing seats in the arena area, helping to add an ice floor covering to the arena so that we can get more groups in there during the ice season, when we have the ice down so that we can basically book more entertainment for the community,” said McCartney.
McCartney says the Marriott retained 106 city employees when the company merged with the Centreplex in 2009, and those employees are the foundation of their recent success.