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Last year’s canceled Masters Week music festival still resonates



One of the biggest Masters Week disappointments since the cancelation of the tournament due to COVID-19 was last year's collapse of XPR Augusta.

What was billed as being a weeklong festival with three evening VIP concerts by A-list headliners was called off on March 19, 2022 after event producer...

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  1. This is what happens when entities don’t stay in their lane. The development authority has no experience in the entertainment business. The City ought to sue the development authority for allowing the stadium to be rendered unusable by anyone for any purpose during the past 2 years. And, at the very least, development authority member and C4 mouthpiece Steve Kendrick, who seems to be the only one who made any money off the deal, ought to turn his C4 mayoral campaign contributions over to the City as a down payment toward liquidating the damage to the stadium.

    • Has anyone seen any geotechnical report signed by a licensed professional engineer that identified voids or unstable soil under the stadium? Add the stadium to The Boat House and other ARC properties that should be sold to private entities and put back in the tax digest. And keep the commission and all ARC authorities out of the transactions – just list them with a local, reputable commercial real estate company.

    • The field was constructed as a ballfield (imagine that) not compacted for structural bearing. It was completed in 1995 and, as of two years ago, it was still suitable as a ballfield. That is not indicative of instability. If they didn’t do soil tests before moving forward with the project, they are not as experienced as some were led to believe.

  2. All I know is I have a video off the news where Sean Franton said,, $850,000 had ALREADY Rem spent on the stadium, I want to see where, I’m sure permits had to of Been pulled to make that many upgrades, well, how was the money spent Sean?

  3. Having been over there last week, the field itself is still intact, and could be made playable again for AU. From the drone footage I saw, it appears that from outward appearance, the stadium is intact, save for all of the “Box Seats” that have been removed. I would ask where are they ?? What I was told was that the C4 guys started with demolition of the underneath areas that cannot be seen — Bathrooms and Concessions. Sadly, that is the expensive part. If there could be a “joint venture” between AU and ARC, I could easily see AU make use of the resurrected stadium. AU or a third party would have to manage the facility, since the Boathouse, Diamond Lakes, and RiverWalk pretty much PROVES ARC needs “assistance” in that regard. Time to spend some of that $7M committed for Maintenance Consulting.

    • AU is washing their hands of any possibility of using Lake Olmstead ever again. I PROMISE you that. There are already plans in place for multimillion-dollar upgrades to the Forest Hills campus. Golf course, baseball and softball fields, and renovations to Christenberry fieldhouse. Within 6 months that entire area off Wrightsboro Rd will start to look totally different. New AD Ryan Erlacker is doing things that should have been some 20 years ago. Keep your eyes open on this…

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