WVEL News/ISF Scope Now: The Illinois State Fair Grandstand Revenue Breaks Record For Tickets Sold

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Newsline: The Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL

Grandstand acts at the Illinois State Fair have broken the record for most tickets sold.

According to The Associated Press, State-Journal Register, and WICS-TV, Fair officials said on Thursday that 59,023 tickets to grandstand acts have been sold. That tops the 2017 record by 661 tickets.

Kevin Gordon is the state fair manager. He says the total is likely to go much higher. He says plenty of tickets remained for rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday and rocker Shinedown on Saturday.

Tickets for Reba McEntire on Sunday, the final day of the fair, are sold out.

Grandstand revenue totals $2.16 million. That breaks the record of $2.08 million set in 2016.