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State Fair Looks to the Future

KSAL StaffApril 1, 2017

Kansas State Fair board members are discussing a master plan that would eliminate the century-old racetrack.

That’s one suggestion in a master plan presented to the board Thursday. None of the proposals are close to being approved.

The plan would replace the southern curves of the track with a new horse exhibition area and practice arena.

Fair Manager Susan Sankey acknowledges that removing the track will be unpopular with some people. But she says it’s a business decision designed to modernize the fair and generate revenue.

The master plan also includes a permanent stage for entertainment and a new dirt area for demolition derbies and tractor pulls.

The next step is for board members to choose priorities for the plan and set a timetable.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News]

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