New Improved R.C. Fairground Bleachers Ready Just In Time
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Just in time for this year’s 150th Anniversary Robertson County Fair, the new bleachers at the Robertson County Fairgrounds are finally ready to go.
The new bleachers boast greatly improved seating, accessibility, sound and lighting.
The new ADA compliant bleachers do expand available seating by several hundred but it’s not about capacity, said Fair Board 2nd Vice President Mike Baggett, it’s about comfort, safety and accessibility for everyone.
The $287,000 project (not including $22,000 in concrete) include wide isleways for easy access to seating, restrooms and concessions, new $40,000 LED lighting, new stone work and a $12,000 upgrade to the sound system.
The project was partially funded by Robertson County and the city of Springfield.
If you have ever attended an event at the Robertson County Fairgrounds then you know the bleachers are often filled to capacity and can be a little challenging to navigate when full.
According to Baggett, in the fall they will be adding an additional five rows of seating that will deliver an additional 840 seats to the back top of the new bleachers.
Considering the amount of visitors that travel to Springfield to attend the numerous events held at the Robertson County fairgrounds, the new bleachers will pay for themselves in tax revenue over time. Increased seating capacity means more people and more tax revenue. Springfield stands to benefit the most from tax revenue generated directly or indirectly from the fairgrounds since the fairgrounds are located inside Springfield city limits.