Classic East Troy, WI venue Alpine Valley Music Theatre just approved a major change, converting one of their massive parking lots into a 25.5-acre campgrounds to accommodate fans at the struggling venue. According to Alpine Valley representatives, ticket sales at Alpine have been lower in recent years, and having the camp sites would be a good way to entice fans to attend multi-night runs at the storied grounds.The new campgrounds would hold roughly 550 camp sites, including 45 RV areas, for up to 3,324 people. While the zoning conversion will mean a decrease in the venue’s capacity by a full 9,000 people, Alpine would still be able to hold over 28,000 people for concerts; more than enough, considering the venue is having a hard time selling tickets and enticing performers as is.“You guys have all seen our attendance numbers drop down, our show counts drop down,” said general manager Brian Rutowski in a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We’re trying to rebound, change with the times, and bring back a facility that has been a great asset in the area and allow people to come in and enjoy shows more frequently.”The change comes after 18 months of negotiations between the county zoning board, the sheriff’s department and Live Nation. Alpine Valley used to have camping on site, but the report says that local residents were uneasy after some incidents when camping was allowed during past Grateful Dead runs at the venue in the 1980’s. “There were some bad scenes, as far as people parking their car in the middle of the road or camping in people’s backyards,” said Mark Campana, co-president of North American concerts at Live Nation.Only a handful of bands, including Dave Matthews Band, Dead & Company, Zac Brown Band, and Jimmy Buffett, have shows scheduled at Alpine this summer. The addition of camping is sure to bring an exciting new energy to the storied venue!
Athletes are still preparing for the games, however many have been affected by the virus, which is causing havoc around the world. Many are self-isolating, while some countries have strict quarantines in place, making training for certain sports difficult. British athletes will not be part of Olympics in the midst of Covid-19 ‘Whilst we acknowledge the IOC are doing their best to ensure that the qualification process remains fair for all athletes across all sports, we are in regular dialogue with them on this matter, as it is clear there are significant challenges developing in training and qualification programmes that will have a major impact between now and the Games. ‘It is imperative to preserve the competitive integrity for athletes, but is clearly only wise for athletes to continue to prepare for the Games where it it safe and appropriate to do so, within relevant Government and public health guidelines.’ Read Also Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘cursed,’ says Japan’s deputy prime minister Britain has recorded large cases of affected persons as well as deaths and some believe agreeing to send athletes to the Olympics should the pandemic continue amount to deliberately sending troops to war without ammunition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… The British Olympic Association has made its position very clear when it comes to this year’s Olympics, which is currently still due to go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. ‘We can be categorically clear that we will not endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes of wider delegation at any point,’ the BOA said a statement. Plans for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games are largely continuing as normal, however there have been calls to cancel or push back the event. ‘We appreciate that sport is of a secondary important when it comes to the health and wellbeing of the population,’ the statement said. ‘Following conference calls that have taken place between the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, National Olympic Committees and athletes’ representatives this week, we are determined to work without international Olympic colleagues to ensure we find the most appropriate outcome for the Games, scheduled for four months’ time, in light of the growing seriousness of COVID-19.’Advertisement