In response to the August stage collapse that killed seven people, the Indiana State Fair Commission is moving outdoor concerts indoors for next year’s fair.
Strong winds toppled rigging in an outdoor stage at this year’s fair in Indianapolis. In addition to the seven deaths, dozens of people were injured.
Next year, big-name concerts will be held indoors at the Conseco Fieldhouse. The venue is several miles away from the fairgrounds, but a free shuttle will be offered. Smaller concerts will still be held at the fairgrounds, though the commission hasn’t decided what to do with the grandstand on which the stage collapsed.