Work begins on new grandstandPublished 7:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2013
AUSTIN — Work is under way to erect the new grandstand at the Mower County Fairgrounds.
Public Works Director Mike Hanson said work to assemble the grandstand should take a few weeks, followed by a few more weeks of electrical work.
The 1,500-seat grandstand, which will be made of steel and aluminum, should be ready in time for the fair Aug. 6 to 11.
“We’re looking pretty good,” Hanson said.
The old grandstand was demolished in a controlled burn after a structural engineer deemed it unsafe for use before the 2012 fair.