Circus Scraps Coney Island Plans for This Summer

“The Coney Island Boom-A-Ring" opens June 18

Saturday, Feb 26, 2011  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Circus Scraps Coney Island Plans for This Summer

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The circus isn't coming to town this year.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it won't be in Coney Island this summer -- a move prompted by scheduling conflicts and the expense of running a show all summer.

Over the past two summers, the big top drew more than 250,000 people to Coney Island.

Ringling also called off its regular show at Madison Square Garden this spring because of renovations at the arena, leaving no show in the city this year.

 

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