You’ve probably heard about the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for the operators of convention centers, arenas and the hotels they’re connected to.

They’re losing millions of dollars in revenues amid cancellations and shutdowns, and relief could be a long way off.

What you probably didn’t realize is that it may be your problem, too.

That’s because, across Iowa, many of the most prominent venues for conventions, entertainment and sports events are owned by governments that may have invested your tax dollars to build them.

They include:

Coralville’s Xtream Arena

Fans sit in box suites during the USA Wrestling Senior National Championships, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. (Photo: Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Coralville, where city leaders have sunk nearly $190 million into Iowa River Landing, a development that includes the new 6,000-seat Xtream