Evening News Update
Written by Tom Tharp on May 13, 2021
New York State Public High school Athletic Association has announced new guidance on athletic events. Outdoor athletic events will be allowed to host up to 500 spectators, an increase from the previous limit of 200. The cap for indoor events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators. The state said that each school district is allowed to keep lower numbers if they feel a lower threshold should be in effect.
Fantasy Island north of Buffalo may be getting new life thanks to a company that has been reviving defunct amusement parks. Chicago Investor Gene Staples is negotiating with Store Capital Real Estate Investment Trust Co. of Scottsdale, Arizona, for a long-term lease for the closed amusement park. Staples bought and reopened Indiana Beach in Monticello Indiana last year. Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island were both owned by Apex Parks Group. Staples has posted help wanted ads on the global association for the attractions industry website, Iappa.org, for amusement park workers in Buffalo.