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New grandstand debuts at PE fair


January 2, 2020

The skeleton of the new grandstand is erected.

A project which has loomed for years became a reality in 2019, with the debut of a new grandstand. The 2,483-seat facility was assembled at Mockonema during the summer and was the site for two special evening shows during the fair in September.

The new structure replaced grandstand bleacher seats which were purchased from the defunct Spokane Grand Prix and brought to the fairground as a temporary solution in 1987 after two special levy proposals were rejected by county voters. The temporary solution remained on the grounds for 32 years.

The project included an all-new box seat section whi...

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