That's all, everyone -- "The Greatest Show on Earth" will give its final performance May 21, 2017 at Nassau Coliseum in New York after 146 years on the road. It had a good run though, but due to declining ticket sales, the high cost of operation, and the fact that people are final vocal about animals cruelty, the circus is no longer a viable business venture.
After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will hold its final performances in May of this year," Kenneth Feld, CEO of the company that owns Ringling Bros said in an open letter. "Ticket sales have been declining, but following the transition of the elephants off the road, we saw an even more dramatic drop. This, coupled with high operating costs, made the circus an unsustainable business for the company.
Pretty big news, but not all that surprising, no matter what side of the