- Associated Press - Sunday, June 24, 2018

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) - A new music venue with an indoor space and an outdoor amphitheater will be built in eastern Nebraska.

The La Vista City Council unanimously approved a preliminary statement of intent to build the venue, the Omaha World-Herald reported

The venue will be built by local promoter 1% Productions, Kansas-based Mammoth Live and Omaha developer City Ventures. Mammoth Live and 1% Productions will operate the venue.

“There are more shows out there,” said Marc Leibowitz of 1% Productions. “There’s more business to be had, and we need a place to do it that works.”

Brenda Gunn, city administrator for La Vista, said the cost hasn’t been determined for the project but that about $3.2 million could be needed.

Leibowitz said the goal isn’t to take down other venues.

“It’s about the venue we want to build. It’s about bringing something new,” Leibowitz said. “We really just want it to be a top-notch experience.”

The venue is expected to hold 1,800 people indoors and 4,000 people outdoors. Both areas will have the capacity to scale up, depending on the configuration of seating and other elements.

Mammoth Live and 1% Productions said artists have skipped the market because they don’t have the right place to play.

“We’re missing tours. When we don’t miss them, we’re putting them in oddball situations where the production doesn’t work, or it’s an odd fit, or the artist can’t make money, or we can’t break even,” said Josh Hunt of Mammoth.

Construction is expected to begin this year, with a goal of opening by 2020.

“It’s gonna be really exciting for the market,” Leibowitz said,


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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