Omaha, NE – Sept. 15, 2014 – Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, today announced that it will be the exclusive provider of live online bidding for the upcoming liquidation of the contents from the Omaha Civic Auditorium. The live auction, presented by The Auction Mill, will take place Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 at 10 am Central daily, with online bidding commencing at that time via Proxibid. More than 2,000 lots of everything needed to own and operate a sports arena, conference center or music hall will be available for live online bidding in this auction. View the online catalog and place prebids now by visiting www.proxibid.com/auctionmill.
The Omaha Civic Auditorium has a long and storied past that reaches far beyond Omaha city limits. Opened in 1954, the Omaha Civic Auditorium has been host to many national events including Billy Graham’s Nebraska Crusade in 1964 and a CBS TV Special: Elvis in Concert – one of Elvis’ Presley’s final concerts, which took place on June 19, 1977. On May 25, 1972, Joe Frazier, then heavyweight champion of the world, came to the Omaha Civic Auditorium to fight local boxer Ron Stander, known as “The Bluffs Butcher.” The event took place in front of 10,000 fans and millions more who watched the nationally televised fight.
Perhaps the most memorable event to take place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium was the 1988 US vice presidential debate between Democrat Lloyd Bentsen and Republican Dan Quayle, which produced one of the most famous quotes in American political history. When Mr. Quayle suggested that he had as much experience in the Senate as John F. Kennedy had prior to being elected President of the United States in 1960, Bentsen replied, “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”
Now, bidders from anywhere in the world with an internet connection will be able to log in and bid on fixtures and equipment from the famed building. Everything from the basketball floor and hoops to modern concession stands and upscale kitchen equipment and everything in between is available in this live auction webcast. Bidders will not want to miss the opportunity to bid live online on featured items including the stage from the Music Hall; hockey equipment such as nets, insulation, dashers and glass; arena telescopic bleachers; high quality kitchen equipment; original signage and more:
- Lot 1926: Robbins Portable Arena Hardwood Basketball Court 112’ x 60’ - Creighton Blue Jays Basketball Flooring - Includes Hardware, Supplies and Carts
- Lot 1928: Ice Hockey Arena Leveltation System w/ Decks, Pank w/ Decks, Panels, Railing
- Lot 1995: Zamboni – Olympia Ice Resurfacer MN: 2000 by Resurfacer Corp.
- Lot 1404: Entire Section of Art Deco Theater Seats from the Music Hall
“The Omaha Civic Auditorium is a landmark that reaches far beyond just our city,” said Tom Millie, auctioneer with The Auction Mill. “Online bidding with Proxibid ensures that whether buyers are in need of sport arena equipment, commercial kitchen items, or want memorabilia from the set of the 1988 vice presidential debate, they can participate in this auction. With more than 2,000 items on the auction block, there’s something for everyone.”
For more information about this sale, to view the online catalog or to place a prebid, please visit www.proxibid.com/auctionmill.
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