DENVER, CO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Kroenke Sports Enterprises and Live Nation have announced that Denver’s CityLights Pavilion will remain dormant this summer, and most likely in 2008 as well.
“A number of logistical issues will make CityLights Pavilion very difficult to operate over the next two summers,” Kroenke Sports EVP Paul Andrews said in a statement, according to the Denver Post.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo,” which opens June 22nd at the Grand Chapiteau tent on the nearby Pepsi Center grounds will proceed as planned. The 2008 Democratic National Convention, also on Pepsi Center property, will bring thousands of additional people to the grounds.
Kroenke said it is unlikely that there will be any shows in 2008 either.
“We will reevaluate that at the beginning of next year, but actually 2008 is a bigger problem because of the Democratic National Convention,” Kroenke spokesman Brian Kitts told the paper. “It’s most likely that it will not be open next year.”
Kroenke Sports and Live Nation have jointly owned and operated the 4,500-seat open air concert venue for the past four summers. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers