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State Fair moves 2012 concerts to Conseco Fieldhouse

November 10, 2011

The Indiana State Fair is moving next year's big concerts to a downtown Indianapolis arena in the wake of August's deadly outdoor stage collapse.

The fair commission announced Thursday that big-name concerts during the 2012 fair will take place several miles away at Conseco Fieldhouse, but smaller concerts will still be held on the fairgrounds. The fair will offer a free shuttle service from the fairgrounds to Conseco for the concerts.

The commission hasn't made a decision on the future of the fair's grandstand.

Seven people were killed and dozens injured Aug. 13 when high winds toppled rigging from a temporary stage onto fans awaiting a concert by country duo Sugarland.

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