Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cuomo Announces Development Begins on New Fair Exposition Building

Three development teams from Upstate New York have been selected to respond to a Request for Proposals to design and build a new Exposition Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. 

The new 133,000-square-foot facility will include flexible space for major events such as car shows and auctions, consumer and trade shows, motocross, equestrian events, equipment shows, and other events that complement and expand the Fairgrounds as a premier year-round destination. 

The state will privatize the management and promotion of non-fair events at the Exposition Building. Construction may begin as early as November 2017, with a substantial completion date that will coincide with the 2018 State Fair and is expected to create over 700 construction jobs.  

"With the brand new Exposition Building, we will bring the State Fair to even greater heights, attracting more visitors and revenue to the region and helping to drive economic growth in the community," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his visit to the State Fair Aug. 23. 

"The State Fair is an iconic Central New York institution, and with our investments to build dozens of new exhibits, rides and attractions for fairgoers we are transforming the fair into a world-class tourist destination," the governor said.
Cuomo also kicked off the 2017 Great New York State Fair, celebrating several key components of his $120 million plan to revitalize the fairgrounds in Onondaga County. 

These improvement projects, including a brand new Broadway Skyliner chairlift ride, renovations in the Indian Village and a new home for the popular New York State Police exhibit as well as brand new exhibits and programming, significantly enhancing the experience for visitors and ensure the fair remains a top economic engine for the Central New York region.

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