PORTLAND, Ore. (CelebrityAccess) Live Nation is reportedly in talks to build a 10,000-seat amphitheater on Portland, Ore.’s South Waterfront, which would be one of the largest outdoor venues in the city.
The venue would be located at Zidell Yards, on the site of a ship-scrapping operation owned by the Zidell family, which recently attempted, and failed, to build a high-rise development on the site. The plan was presented Monday night to neighbors but still requires city approval, according to The Oregonian.
“Our vision for Zidell Yards has always included a strong, vibrant and energetic arts and culture element,” Jay Zidell said Tuesday in a statement. “We believe this project is consistent with this vision and a great interim use for the property.”
The location of the venue, near Zidell Yards, would be between the Ross Island Bridge and Tilikum Crossing and was previously the site of the music festival Project Pabst, which featured acts like Modest Mouse and GZA, as well as a food fest called, fairly enough, Feast, and the touring equestrian show Cavalia.
The Moda Center has a capacity of more than 18,000, and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum seats 8,000. The Oregon Zoo’s outdoor stage has a 4,000 capacity. Jay Zidell told the paper that it was too early in the planning stages to discuss details of the new shed.
Live Nation is also planning on building a music venue in the former Nordstrom building at the Lloyd Center mall.
The Zidell family planned to build massive high-rise buildings on 33 acres of its property, but apparently, the $90 million required to create the city infrastructure was more than Portland could afford.