Starplex Pavilion

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Starplex Pavilion
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Former names Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre (1988–98)
Starplex Amphitheatre (1998–2000)
Smirnoff Music Centre (2000–08) Center (2008–11)
Gexa Energy Pavilion (2011–17)
Location 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave.
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°46′31″N 96°45′23″W / 32.77528°N 96.75639°W / 32.77528; -96.75639Coordinates: 32°46′31″N 96°45′23″W / 32.77528°N 96.75639°W / 32.77528; -96.75639
Owner City of Dallas
(operated by Live Nation)
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 20,000
Opened 1988

Starplex Pavilion (originally Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre) is an outdoor amphitheatre located in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. The venue opened in 1988 as the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre, with 7,500 seats, under a pavilion and 12,500 general admission lawn seats.[1] After Coca-Cola's naming rights expired in 1998, the venue was known simply as Starplex Amphitheatre. In 2000, naming rights 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. The name changed again in January 2008 when naming rights were awarded to Center.[2] It was renamed in 2011 to Gexa Energy Pavilion.[3] In January 2017, the name changed again to Starplex Pavilion.[4]

The venue is operated by Live Nation Concerts, an entity of Live Nation Entertainment.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "Gexa Energy Pavilion" (PDF). A New Star Is Rising. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Christensen, Thor (January 30, 2008). "Smirnoff Music Centre is now Center". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dallas' Center renamed again | Dallas Morning News". 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  4. ^ Ricciardi, Tiney; Wilonsky, Robert (January 4, 2017). "Amphitheater's name hits rewind". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 10, 2017 – via PressReader. 

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