Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Gexa Energy Pavilion
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Former names Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre (1988-98)
Starplex Amphitheatre (1998-2000)
Smirnoff Music Centre (2000-08) Center (2008-2011)
Location 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave.
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°46′31.55″N 96°45′23.90″W / 32.7754306°N 96.7566389°W / 32.7754306; -96.7566389
Owner City of Dallas
(operated by Live Nation)
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 10,000
Opened 1988

Gexa Energy Pavilion is an amphitheater located in Dallas' Fair Park. The venue opened in 1988 as the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre. After Coca-Cola's naming rights expired in 1998, the venue was known simply as Starplex Amphitheatre. In 2000, naming rights to the amphitheatre were sold to the Smirnoff vodka company as a result of a corporate sponsorship agreement with The House of Blues. The center was then called Smirnoff Music Centre. However, for concerts featuring young artists, the venue was known as "The Music Center at Fair Park". Naming rights were awarded again in January 2008 to Center.[1] It was renamed in 2011 to Gexa Energy Pavilion.[2]

The venue is operated by Live Nation Concerts, an entity of Live Nation Entertainment.


Depeche Mode performed at the amphitheatre six times: the first and the second were on July 8 and 9, 1990 during their World Violation Tour. The third one was on June 3, 1994 during their Exotic Tour. The fourth one was on July 17, 2001 during their Exciter Tour. The fifth one was on August 29, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe, in front of a crowd of 14,813 people. The sixth one was on September 20, 2013 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 16,220 people. The 2009 show was recorded for the group's live albums project Recording the Universe.


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