American Family Insurance Amphitheater enters phase two of construction

Construction workers build a platform that will become an ADA accessible section with sight lines to the stage.

Last updated on November 19th, 2019 at 08:46 am

Phase two of the $53 million American Family Insurance Amphitheater redevelopment project is well underway.

With the roof of the amphitheater raised 26 feet, construction has begun on the seating bowl and concourse areas, including new restrooms, accessibility enhancements, hospitality areas, new and wider concourses and increased food and beverage options.

Milwaukee World Festival Inc. officials on Monday offered members of the media a tour of the project.

Accessibility enhancements include an elevator, wider aisles within the seating bowl as well as ADA seats with improved sight lines. The features will make all concourses, the lawn and bench seating ADA accessible.

Food will be offered at six locations instead of two. Additional restrooms will be constructed, which will more than double the number of women’s restrooms.

Phase two of the project also includes revamping north concourse 3 to include new concessions, as well as VIP seating with views of Milwaukee’s skyline, Lake Michigan and the BMO Harris Bank Pavilion.

The project is expected to be done by June 2020.

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