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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Feld Entertainment plans to move Ringling Bros. Circus Winter Quarters to Bradenton area
 
Behind this sign at 2001 U.S. 301 North in Ellenton, Feld Entertainment plans to relocate their production facility. They will be expanding from their present location a few miles in away in Palmetto to this 47-acre complex.
TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald
from:  bradenton.com
by Wade Tatangelo
December 9, 2012
MANATEE -- A major boon appears on the horizon for the bustling Bradenton area.
One that could not only result in more high-paying jobs, but also some nice name recognition.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus became synonymous with Sarasota when its Winter Quarters were there from 1927 to 1959.
Now "The Greatest Show on Earth" might be just as closely associated with Manatee County.
Feld Entertainment, which acquired Ringling Bros. in 1967, plans to eventually move Winter Quarters to Ellenton from the Florida State Fairgrounds, where the circus is currently rehearsing its 143rd edition for a world premiere Jan. 2-6 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.



Behind this fence at 2001 U.S. 301 North in Ellenton, Feld Entertainment plans to relocate their production facility.
TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald
The new Ellenton facility will house 100,000 square feet of office space and 450,000 square feet of manufacturing in two buildings along U.S. 301.
"We're not at a place yet where we can tell when we will have the capability to rehearse all the circuses at this facility," Feld spokesman Stephen Payne told the Bradenton Herald.
Read more here:
http://www.bradenton.com/2012/12/09/4309804/feld-entertainment-plans-to-move.html#storylink=cpy

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