Fair Board Gives Go Ahead To Fair Meadows Grandstand Demolition

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 1:06 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa County Fair board has decided to downsize part of Fair Meadows.

The board met Tuesday morning to discuss the possible demolition of part of the track's grandstand. The grandstand seats about 9,000 people, but Fair Meadows says crowds at the race tracks are getting smaller.

The Fair Board awarded a contract for demolishing the north and south ends of the grandstand, leaving the center part intact.  The Board says it can use the extra space to add more parking near its new central park hall.

10/4/2010 Related Story: Tulsa County Fair Board To Consider Downsizing Fair Meadows

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association says the organization wanted the demolition in order to make room for improvements.

There are no plans to scale back the live horse racing season.

There is no date on when the demolition will take place or what company will be doing the job.