SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Robertson County Fairgrounds are adding new and improved seating capacity at the fairgrounds and there could be more to come if Springfield decides to jump in on the project.
Previously the fairground seating was about 3,200. When the new bleachers are fully installed the capacity will go up to about 3,5oo and will be much easier to navigate. The new seats will also be ADA compliant and handicap accessible.
According to the Fair Board 2nd Vice President Mike Baggett, the concession side bleachers have already been removed and replaced.
The (estimated) $180,000 project, including new lights, concrete and stone, was partially funded by Robertson County (about $143,500) and there’s a proposal in front of the city of Springfield to match the County to fund additional seating for a new total of $287,000 for the project.
If the city of Springfield decides to match the County, the new capacity would climb to over 4,500.
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.
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.
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