The Rolling Stones and President George W. Bush were there. So was Elvis, Kiss, REO Speedwagon, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, Creighton Bluejay Basketball, UNO Hockey and even Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle held a vice-presidential debate there. After more than 60 years the Omaha Civic Auditorium served the state well and will be demolished in the near future. Thousands of items inside will be sold to the highest bidder October 3rd and 4th and Tom Millie with Auction Mill is conducting the sale.
Tom Millie with Auction Mill is conducting the sale and says some of the more interesting items include the Creighton Bluejay basketball floor, ice arena equipment, two zambonis, seating, memorabilia, signs to toilets and plumbing. Other items include kitchen equipment, concession stand items, speakers, stage curtains, a piano and even the elevators.
Millie says they have cataloged about 3,000 items for the online auction and about another 3,000 items that will be sold in person. He says this sale has global interest and there are about 7,000 pre-bids. He says while some of the items are high dollar there are plenty of inexpensive items for those wanting a keepsake.
Bids will be taken in person or online at auctionmill.com. The sale starts at 10:00 am both days. The Civic is located at 18th and Capitol Avenue in Omaha.