CLEVELAND, Ohio — The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has taken down a giant in Cleveland.

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The mammoth I-X Center, the home to annual events such as the auto show, home show and indoor amusement park, is closing its doors for good at the end of the year. As many as 2 million visitors per year attended events at the 2.2-million-square-foot facility. The question now is where will those events go? The coronavirus also is hitting Cuyahoga County’s arts and cultural sector hard, putting the future of some organizations in question. There is some good news: The Big Ten will play a football season after all, beginning Oct. 23.

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