Monroe Park will no longer be a fan zone for UCI bike race

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — We’re just three weeks away from the UCI 2015 Road World Championships. Now, we’re learning that Monroe Park will no longer be a designated fan zone.

The sponsor that loosely agreed to underwrite the celebration space switched gears in recent weeks, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Officials with Richmond 2015 have not yet named the sponsor, but say the fan zone has shifted to another space along the course.

The decision is coming months after crews accidentally damaged the irrigation system at Monroe Park while trying to get it ready for the bike race. It’s still not clear how much those repairs are going to cost.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to be coming to our area for the UCI bike race, which begins September 19.

Stay with 8News for any updates.

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