Last year’s post-Lollapalooza restoration cost $200,000, paid for entirely by C3 Presents LLC, the festival’s promoter, as part of its contract with the city. This year’s anticipated cost has not been disclosed — although the damage is far worse than last year’s.
In fact, the record crowds and heavy downpours during Lollapalooza led to the “worst amount of damage” in the festival’s 20-year history, said Adam Schwerner, director for the park district’s department of natural resources. Up to 80 percent of the park was affected, which means restoration will take longer than previous years, he said.
It appears that C3, the company behind Lollapalooza, is hard at work to ensure the park gets back to its normal luster. The Sun-times has a telling picture (link here) that has a sign saying, "Please excuse the mess while we improve this park, paid for by Lollapalooza".