Save Mart Center could be used as another COVID-19 vaccination site

Action News has learned Fresno State is in talks with Fresno County to use the Save Mart Center as a potential vaccination site.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has learned Fresno State is in talks with Fresno County to use the Save Mart Center as a potential vaccination site.

The last event hosted at the venue was at the beginning of March. Since then, the Save Mart Center has lost $6 million in gross revenue compared to the previous year.

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It has about 700 employees and part-time staff affected by the canceled shows and events.

"It's not just our staff. Suppliers; seeing companies 50 years strong closing shop because they can't keep going. Nothing to supply to," said Sean McElhinney.

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The Save Mart Center is being used every few days as a COVID-19 testing center for Fresno State athletes.

Men's and women's basketball games have also continued with no fans in the stands. Soon wrestling and volleyball will also play at the venue.
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