Lollapalooza's Tab For Grant Park Repairs Is Over $200,000
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Aug 17, 2015 4:50PM
The doors are open again! Photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy
Lollapalooza 2015 has come and gone, and the torn-up park its thousands of music fans left behind will cost over $200,000 in repairs.
Promoter C3 Presents is footing the $236,223 cleanup bill to repair Grant Park following the three-day music fest, Chicago Park District officials have announced.
Cleanup is currently underway and could last through the third week of September, according to the park district, with some areas of the park roped off to visitors. Park cleanup costs are usually fairly steep at the end of Chicago's biggest music fests, especially in years when rainfall muddies the park grounds. This year's repair costs are lower for Lollapalooza than last year's $266,000 in repairs, possibly because there was less rain this year while the fest was underway—though the park was briefly evacuated due to storm warnings.