The last performance in Kiel Opera House was in 1991. It has been clear for a while that re-opening it is going to take some special expertise - and money. The construction task is daunting, specialized, and expensive; the market is uncertain. It has flummoxed some smart people and outlasted others.
Dave Checketts, owner of the St. Louis Blues, and his Sports Capital Partners team appear to be just the ticket. They have done wonders with Radio City Music Hall, and have a solid background in producing shows and operating performance venues.
I look forward to working with Sports Capital Partners to move this project forward.