New Indiana fair grandstand set 2 years after arson

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Leaders of a central Indiana county expect to have the fairgrounds grandstand that was destroyed by arson in 2012 replaced in time for this summer's fair.

Shelby County commissioners have awarded a $2.3 million contract for construction of the new grandstand.

The previous 133-year-old grandstand was one of few similar wooden structures left in the state when it burned down in a May 2012 fire that was ruled arson. No arrests have ever been made.

The Shelbyville News reports that a date hasn't been set for construction to start, although the completion target date is June 20. This year's Shelby County Fair is set to start July 6.

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