Fest season might be winding down, but the cost to clean up this year’s biggest has gone up.
The Associated Press reported Friday morning that the $150,000 price tag to restore Grant Park after Lollapalooza has jumped to $350,000. Charlie Jones of promoter C3 told the AP that “drainage issues” have bumped the cost of sod repairs in one area of the park.
Still, the $350,000 bill is less than 2011, where more than $1 million in restoration was needed to fix up the park after three inches of rain fell on the final day of the fest. Earlier this month, a spokesman representing C3, the organizers of Lollapalooza, said precautionary measures were put in place to minimize the damage to the park.