Thursday, June 04, 2009

Circus Tent Raising Spectacle At Coney

Friday, June 5th, 2009 Feld Entertainment, parent company of the Ringling Brother Barnum & Bailey Circus will hold their spectacular preshow to the Coney Island Boom-A-Ring with a huge tent raising.

In part of Feld Entertainment's press release:
"This is a huge day in the history of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey," said Stephen C. Yaros, Feld Entertainment's VP of Event Marketing and Sales, Northeast Region. "The arrival of The Coney Island BOOM A RING marks the first time ever that The Greatest Show On Earth® will be performing in Brooklyn -- the first time this show will be in New York City -- and the first time it will be performing under the big top. This is definitely an historic occasion!"

Traveling nearly 3,500 miles from Mobile Stadiums, Ltd. in Sheffield, England, to Coney Island, the state-of-the-art air-conditioned main tent is approximately 28,842 sq. ft. and will seat 2,400 patrons for each performance. The foyer tent, which will house the food court, is approximately 8,625 sq. ft. Both will be the most visible cornerstones of Feld Entertainment's major site renovation. Throughout the process, Feld has worked closely with lot owner Taconic Investment Partners, whose cooperation has been instrumental in bringing The Greatest Show On Earth to Coney Island.

All these efforts will culminate in the historic opening night erformance that will take place June 18 and include a special Salute To Coney Island.

For a complete schedule of performances and more information on The Coney Island BOOM A RING, including ticket sales, visit, or call 1-800-745-3000. Group orders are available through "Group Sales Box Office" at 800-223-7565 or

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