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Poplar Creek Area Shed Reincarnation On Hold

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jam Productions’ plans to construct an 8,900-seat amphitheater near the original location of the famed Poplar Creek Music Theatre are officially on hold, with developers saying the music will have to wait until 2008.

A grand opening concert was supposed to be held over Memorial Day weekend, with more than 30 more shows to follow over the next four months, but Jam co-owner Jerry Mickelson has told the Chicago Daily Herald that construction of the multi-million-dollar facility has been postponed.

“It would have been too much of a rush and too much of a struggle to get it all ready for this summer,” Mickelson told the paper. “This is going to be a first-class facility, and we want to do it the right way.”

He said the original plans for the facility remain unchanged.

“it’s the same project, same everything…We’re just taking our time.”

Once open, the Hoffman Estates venue will bolster Jam’s competition in the area, against Live Nation’s Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park and the Charter One Pavilion at the former site of Chicago’s Meigs Field. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers