Illinois fair grandstand breaks record for tickets sold

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Grandstand acts at the Illinois State Fair have broken the record for most tickets sold.

Fair officials said 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 are sold out.

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

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