Crowds return to Ind. State Fair despite tragedy one year ago

Crowds return to Ind. State Fair despite tragedy one year ago

Crowds return to Ind. State Fair despite tragedy one year ago

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by WHAS11

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Posted on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Visitors are pouring in on the second day of the state fair in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday.

Fair officials say it's a sign that people are ready to move on from last summer's stage collapse that killed seven and injured dozens of others.

New safety procedures are in place and all of the concerts have been moved to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

"We are not going to ever put up another canopy over the grandstand stage, and so that will eliminate the issue that we had last year," said Indiana State Fair spokesman Andy Klotz.

To make up some revenue after last year's losses, ticket prices went up from $8 to $10 and there is now a $5 charge to park inside the fairgrounds.

The Indiana State Fair runs through August 19.  Everyday family events include Cowtown USA family fun park, the Marsh daily parade, and the MHS pres. Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show.

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