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Cuomo Unveils $50 Million Worth of Updates and Renovations to State Fair Grounds

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As the New York State Fair continues its two-week run Governor Cuomo has announced plans to tear down the grandstand and remove the dirt race track.

Cuomo today unveiled a sweeping $50 million redesign plan to transform the New York State Fairgrounds in Onondaga County into a year-round, premier multi-use facility that can attract more events and visitors from across the nation.

The state fair concerts will be moved from the grandstand to the new Lakeview Amphitheater on Onondaga Lake.

Plans also include a new $20 million, 110,000-square-foot NYS Expo Center, a world-class equestrian center, a new $4 million RV park and a new entry way.

Chevy Court will also get a $4 million upgrade to improve it as a venue for free concerts.

Plans also include a new entryway at the fairgrounds, with a new streetscape on State Fair Boulevard.

Demolition at the fairgrounds will begin this fall. The new Chevy Court, entryway, midway area and RV park should be built by the 2016 fair. The new exposition center will be finished in time for the 2017 fair, Cuomo said.

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