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Three days of concerts with headliners such as Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Jimmy Buffett scheduled for Masters Week have been canceled.

The managing partners of C4Live, Michael Perry and Greg Costello, issued a statement Wednesday.

"Due to the unforeseen circumstances on the grounds of Lake...

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  1. Geotechnical engineers? Is there a subterranean void under the field that may collapse under the weight of the stage on the infield and the people standing around it? If C4 Live has “the best interests of our fans, talent, employees, volunteers, sponsors, partners and the community at heart”, they will release the geotechnical engineers’ report so the unsafe condition at the stadium will not cause a disaster at a future event.

    Or is this a ploy to invoke the force majeure clause of the event contract, using a reason the commissioners will not understand or question?

    • The field is not unsafe to use as an athletic field. However, when it was built (’94-’95) the ballfield itself was built for its intended use as (wait for it) a ballfield. As such, it was not compacted to 100% for us in support of buildings, temporary or permanent. Furthermore, there are french drains spaced throughout the field to hasten resumption of play in the event of rain. (it’s been to long since it was built for me to remember the exact spacing).

      Bottom line, the field was built to be suitable for recreation and so as not to ruin knees and ankles of potential major league players, some of whom have been paid hefty signing bonuses. Additional dunnage under the point gravity loads might distribute that load enough to support temporary stages and covers. Unfortunately, the low bearing capacity of the soil and drainage does not provide enough resistance to uplift in the event of heavy winds. Keep in mind temporary structures are more susceptible to blowing away than sinking. The common method of simply driving a stake in the ground didn’t provide enough resistance to wind loads. THAT is what the structural issue is.

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