Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Selma, Texas)

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The former Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a 20,000 seat amphitheater, located in Selma, Texas, used mostly for concerts as well as stage shows, and hosted music festivals, including The Mayhem Festival, Projekt Revolution, Ozzfest and Crüe Fest. The facility was purchased by a church in 2011.

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It can hold 20,000 people, with a 6,000-person seating capacity, and has more than 4,200 parking spaces.

History[edit]

The facility was opened in 2001 by Clear Channel Entertainment. That company's successor, Live Nation, put the facility on the market in 2007 and sold it to a Dallas-based real estate company, Stream Realty, in 2009. The sale included a 7-year restriction against its continuing use as a concert venue.[1] After initially considering redevelopment, Stream Realty decided to market the property for resale. Later in 2009, a large local church, River City Community Church, entered into a contract to buy the facility, but had to cancel the transaction (and forfeit a deposit) after failing to find financing.[2] However, the property remained on the market, and in 2011 River City Community Church was successful in its renewed effort to buy the facility.[3] The church has commenced renovation of the facility.[4]

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Coordinates: 29°35′49″N 98°19′14″W / 29.59682°N 98.320578°W / 29.59682; -98.320578