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Coliseum seats available for public purchase
Start Date: 6/12/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/12/2013
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Coliseum seats available for public purchase

Just 100 pairs available on first-come, first-served basis

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair Foundation is offering the public a chance to own a piece of history – Fairgrounds Coliseum history – by putting 100 pairs of the building’s original seats up for sale. 

 

Built in 1939, the Coliseum is in the midst of a massive $63 million renovation that includes a complete remodeling of the iconic structure’s interior.  About 90 of the 8,000 original seats are being restored and will be placed back inside the new Coliseum, which will reopen in August, 2014.  Another 100 pairs are up for sale.

 

These wooden seats with a steal frame are platform mounted in sets of two and come with a numbered commemorative plaque.  They cost $1,000 and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

Throughout its 74-year history, the Fairgrounds Coliseum has hosted many of Indiana’s most significant events.  From Olympic skating champion Sonja Henie to John F. Kennedy, from Dick the Bruiser to the Beatles, the Coliseum has a history few Hoosier buildings can match. 

 

Anyone interested in purchasing a set of seats can do so by visiting www.indianastatefair.com and clicking on the “Coliseum Chair Sale” link or going straight to http://bit.ly/15WZNPI.  All the money raised from the sale of these seats goes directly to the Indiana State Fair Foundation for use in the ongoing renovation.

 

About Indiana State Fairgrounds

Established in 1892, the Indiana State Fairgrounds is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 300 meetings, shows, sports and agriculture events, including the Indiana State Fair. The Indiana State Fairgrounds is one of Indiana’s top tourist destinations annually attracting 2 million visitors to its 250-acre campus in Indianapolis’ Midtown district and adding $124 million to the local economy. Its signature building, the Fairgrounds Coliseum, is currently part of a $63 million renovation project and will reopen in August, 2014. Agriculture and food production education are part of the fairgrounds’ core values. The nine-member Indiana State Fair Commission, a quasi-governmental agency, oversees year-round management of the fairgrounds, which operates in a safe and fiscally conscious manner for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at www.indianastatefair.com.  

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Contact Information:
Name: Andy Klotz
Phone: (317) 927-7577
Email: aklotz@indianastatefair.com
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