Hillsborough County, Fla., officials reached an agreement with San Antonio-based Clear Channel Entertainment on Nov. 17, after a yearlong battle over the noise level at the Florida State Fairgrounds’ Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa.

Under the terms of the agreement, Clear Channel will build a $2.5 million sound-absorbing wall by Sept. 30, 2006, lower the height of the venue’s lawn speakers and install electronic sound limiters. In addition, the company will create a community adv...


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