Monday, October 2, 2017

UPDATE: CRITICAL CALL TO ACTION - FRIENDS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS!

From  Friends of the Fairgrounds:

IMPORTANT MEETING REGARDING THE FAIRGROUNDS WHICH COULD MAKE A HUGE IMPACT TO CURRENT USES!

We all love our Fairgrounds and know at one time it was the premier place to go for events and things to do:  The Cascades, Fair Park, batting cages, miniature golf and State Fair to name a few.  And we all have voiced our concerns over the years in wanting it to keep it and making it great again. YOU voted in 2011 and sent a strong voice to the Mayor and Council.

As you have heard in the news recently, there are several planned renovations and new venues possible for the property to improve it. BUT, we need your voice to be heard again and here is why below.​

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 pm at the Fairgrounds in the Creative Arts Building that will be VERY important to attend with your RED SHIRTS.  The proposed 'Fair Park' and MLS Stadium - using approximately 45 acres of the fairgrounds to provide seven (7) soccer fields, as well as a professional soccer stadium which will use 10 acres - will change the course of the fairgrounds and may possibly violate the Metro Charter and impede the existing uses of the facility and ultimately result in the demise of the existing uses: Flea Market, race track and State Fair.

Attending this meeting is imperative to listen to the proposal and voice your concerns about the park & stadium.  All activities that happen on the fairgrounds is to generate revenue to have a State Fair each year.  Taking away land will impact this and it could move away from the facility, causing more issues and possibly lose the property completely based on the Private Acts of 1923.
PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WEAR RED and SPREAD THE WORD by sharing this email! Come early to get a seat to show your RED and support - Thank you for your continued support!

Thank you!


SaveourFairgrounds.org / Friends of the Fairgrounds.org
615-305-7219
fotfairgroundstn@gmail.com

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