RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Organizers are scrambling to find a new location for Richmond's New Years' Eve Ball Raise and have only 11 days left in the year.
The Byrd Theatre Foundation announced Wednesday afternoon it is canceling the event, due to growing concern over the trash, vandalism and other issues the event attracts to Carytown.
It had taken place on top of the Byrd Theatre for the last six years. Even though the event can't be held there, organizers are determined not to cancel it completely.
Todd Schall-Vess built the ball by hand and co-founded the Ball Raise seven years ago. That's why he was stunned by the Foundation's announcement.
"Their concerns are certainly valid things but I think they could have been addressed," said Schall-Vess.
Though several businesses near the Byrd Theatre say, the cancellation is a relief.