Fresno Fairgrounds: To be (a hospital), or not to be?

As Fresno gears up to combat COVID-19, the Fresno Fairgrounds was brought up as a center to host hundreds of hospital beds. However, as of several hours ago, the State rejcted the idea. Most of the buildings on the Fairgrounds were built decades ago and did not meet current building codes. The Fresno’s Convention Center complex is being considered as a potential alternative. Once a new site is approved, Fresno County can appropriately put to use materials (beds, masks, IV stands, etc) coming from the state to combat COVID-19.

A very old picture of the Fairgrounds.