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Sunday, Jul 24, 2016
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Feld’s Ellenton complex houses monster trucks, ice rinks

ELLENTON – There are a lot of secrets under wraps at Feld Entertainment in Ellenton.

The company is creating Marvel Universe Live, with Spider-man, Hulk and Iron Man. There’s also the rehearsals for Disney’s ice show based on the mega hit movie Frozen, which starts a national tour this fall.

The massive facility holds two dozen monster trucks, plus circus trains and 10,000 glittery customs from Barnum & Bailey Circus. The facility, which opened in 2013, includes 100,000 square feet of office space with an additional 450,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

The company received nearly $4 million in state and local incentives and grants to keep 148 jobs in Manatee County. Roughly 30 million people attend one of Feld’s 5,000 live entertainment shows every year.