State Fair officials working on updated master plan

Kansas State Fair 2014 (Kansas State Fair Photo)

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Kansas State Fair officials have begun the process of forming a new master plan to address renovations at the aging fairgrounds.

Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein says the plan could address issues such as a rarely-used racetrack to updating the Depression-era Bison Arena and an Expo Center built in the 1960s.

The last master plan was approved by the Kansas Legislature in 2001 and it took several years to complete the recommended renovations. Several costly projects were left out of that plan.

Stoecklein says two submit bids for compiling the master plan. The companies will be asked to visit the fairgrounds to evaluate the property, probably in the spring.

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