The Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA) will be up and running for the Illinois State Fair following an $8.6 million overhaul.
Work included repairing sidewalks, walls, steps, expansion joints, electrical systems, readjusting the tension structure, installing a new canopy and rebuilding the retaining walls around the facility. The funding was made possible by the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which modernizes infrastructure throughout the state.
“The Illinois State Fair is one of the jewels of our state, and my administration has prioritized investing in our fairgrounds to make sure every inch of the grounds reflects the best of Illinois,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “The new and improved Multi-Purpose Arena is another important addition to the improvements we’ve made over the last several years, and I look forward to seeing Illinoisans from across the state come together to enjoy the space.”
Tickets for Monsters of Destruction are on sale now. Tickets for all other MPA entertainment go on sale June 1.
Source : Farm Week