Live Nation will host national touring concerts at the Amphitheater being built at the Circuit of the Americas, Statesman.com reports. Circuit of the Americas is the Formula One racetrack.
The amphitheater will have 15,000 seats and will be home to concerts by national touring acts primarily during the summer. It is expected to be completed by next spring. The seating will be general admission on the grass and there will also be space for 6,500 reserved seats. The stage will be covered, but the seating will all be open air. The space was designed by Austin’s Miro Rivera Architects and is the largest amphitheater in Central Texas.
The venue will be called the Tower Amphitheater because it has a 22-story steel structure that will have an observation deck that can look out over the circuit and the amphitheater.
While Live Nation, a company from California, will be in charge of booking, marketing, concert-promotion and day-to-day operations, the owners of the racetrack say the agreement with Live Nation gives them freedom to work with C3 if they want to. C3 is the local Austin promoter responsible for Austin City Limits Festival, as well as many other events both locally and nationally.