Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

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Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Girls about Town at Klipsch Music Center.jpg
Former namesDeer Creek Music Center (1989–2001)
Verizon Wireless Music Center (2001–2011)
Klipsch Music Center (2011–2017)
Address12880 East 146th Street
LocationNoblesville, Indiana
Coordinates40°00′19″N 85°55′52″W / 40.00516°N 85.931061°W / 40.00516; -85.931061Coordinates: 40°00′19″N 85°55′52″W / 40.00516°N 85.931061°W / 40.00516; -85.931061
OwnerLive Nation
TypeOutdoor amphitheatre
Seating typereserved, lawn
Capacity24,790
Opened1989
Website
livenation.com

The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center[1] (originally Deer Creek Music Center and formerly Verizon Wireless Music Center and Klipsch Music Center) is an outdoor amphitheatre located in Noblesville, Indiana. It is the largest outdoor music venue in the Indianapolis metropolitan area of central Indiana, with 6,147 seats, under a pavilion and 18,000 general admission lawn seats.[2] It is used mainly for large concerts, but is also frequently a host for high school graduations and political rallies. It is still called "Deer Creek" by locals and concert going fans.

It opened in 1989, at a site along Sand Creek, just north of exit 210 on Interstate 69, near the junction of former State Road 238 (at the time also known as Greenfield Avenue; now rebuilt and renamed as Southeastern Parkway), 146th Street and Boden Road.

In 1997, Sunshine Promotions, which built the amphitheater, was acquired by SFX; corporate successor Live Nation Entertainment continues to own it.[3]

Concerts and music festivals[edit]

The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center is a large open-air concert venue capable of hosting live, high-profile concerts and outdoor music festivals.

2006–2007: Possible sale[edit]

On December 28, 2006, Live Nation, the owner of the music center, confirmed they were putting up for sale the 203 acres (0.82 km2) of land that constitutes the amphitheater complex, then known as the Verizon Wireless Music Center. Regardless of the sale, Live Nation said it was committed to the 2007 concert season.

As of June 9, 2007, the Indianapolis Business Journal, a local business newspaper, reported, "But no acceptable offers have been received, and several local brokers say the unofficial asking price of more than $40 million is outrageous."2

On August 15, 2007, the Indianapolis Business Journal had a new report stating "Noblesville's Verizon Wireless Music Center is no longer for sale and will host a full lineup of shows in 2008, the facility's general manager, Steve Finkel, told IBJ this afternoon."

In 2011, Klipsch Group, Inc., whose international headquarters are located nearby, acquired naming rights to the venue.[4] The venue remained under the ownership of Live Nation and continued to draw major acts during the summer months.

2017: Naming rights change[edit]

On September 27, 2017, Live Nation announced that the music center had acquired a new naming rights sponsor from Ruoff Home Mortgage after the previous 5-year contract with Klipsch expired in 2016 and left the venue without a title sponsor for a year.[5] The venue officially became the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center simultaneously with the announcement.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Upcoming Shows in Noblesville, Indiana". Live Nation. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ "Klipsch Music Center". The Simpler side of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ SFX BROADCASTING BUYING SUNSHINE FOR $50 MILLION
  4. ^ "Move over Verizon; new name will be Klipsch Music Center". The Indianapolis Star. Gannett Company. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Klipsch Group no longer sponsor of Klipsch Music Center". Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ "Klipsch Music Center renamed Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center". WISHTV. 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-11-06.

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