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With 30 days to go, organizers say everything will be ready in time for WEG

There's still a lot that needs to be done, but both organizers and city officials say everything will be ready when the world comes to Lexington.

Wednesday marks 30 days to go until the start of the World Equestrian Games.

Officials said there is more construction to be done, but other projects are wrapping up.

They say they're also seeing an increase in ticket sales.

More than 300 temporary structures have already been built for the games, which began September 25.

Officials say temporary seating is near completion.

Also, the Alltech Experience and Kentucky Experience pavilions are taking form.

The Kentucky Experience Pavilion will showcase the several tourism regions of Kentucky, along with different museums across the state, and entertainment around the Bluegrass.

Organizers hope the World Equestrian Games introduce visitors to something they'll want to come back to.

"We're hoping this peaks their interest in Kentucky," Mike Cooper of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism said.

Officials say one event has already sold out.

The games commence with opening ceremonies on September 25.

However, athletes and horses will start arriving on September 10.

Many international athletes and horses will be flying into Cincinnati's airport for the games.

The horses will be quarantined for about a week, before being transported to the Kentucky Horse Park.


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