Flooding limits parking at State Fair, officials recommend public transit
By Maren Guse
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:56:25 GMT — The New York State Fair has lost about 3,000 parking spaces, which is about one eighth of its parking capacity, due to rain and flooding, according to Fair officials. Parts of the Orange lot and the infield, which is used for permit and overflow parking, are flooded. Officials hope to have the spaces back in use by Wednesday. Fair officials anticipate parking may be a potential problem Tuesday night for the Austin Mahone concert at Chevy Court at 8:00 p.m. They expect the attendance for Austin Mahone to be similar in size to Florida-Georgia Line , which saw approximately 30,000 fans despite the rain. Austin Mahone took home the 2013 MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch earlier this week for his hit song "What About Love." Fair officials are advising fairgoers to use Centroâ??s State Fair Park-N-Ride. Express Service to the State Fair from Onondaga, Oswego, and Cayuga counties. In Onondaga County, those headed to the Fair can catch a Centro bus from South Salina Street (adjacent to the Transit Hub) to the Main Gate at the State Fair from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. A bus Centro bus also departs from the parking lot adjacent to the CNY Regional Market and the Regional Transportation Center every 20 minutes from 8:40 a.m. until midnight. Other Onondaga County locations include Loweâ??s in Camillus, Seneca Mall in Liverpool, ShoppingTown Mall in DeWitt, the Volunteer Fire Department in Elbridge, and Syracuse University. There are Centro bus locations Oswego County and Cayuga County . The fare is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for seniors, children and persons with disabilities. Click here for more information about Centroâ??s State Fair Park-N-Ride Express Service.
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