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Sandcastle Amphitheater Opening Delayed

PITTSBURGH, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The opening of the new Amphitheatre at Sandcastle, expected to host a full concert season this summer, has been postponed until 2008 due to construction scheduling and other delays.

Operators Live Nation and Kennywood Entertainment said construction problems and trouble obtaining certain permits would prevent the opening of the 5,000-seat shed.

Have closed the nearby Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square with plans to focus on Sandcastle, Live Nation told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it was unsure if it would be able to place concerts intended for Sandcastle at another venue.

“It would be premature to speculate either way at this time,” Live Nation’s Renee Sroka said. “We really don’t know yet.”

The company is still considering hosting some late-season festivals at the park.

The venue’s opening concert by The Fray, scheduled for June 17, has been cancelled. Tickets are refundable at point of purchase. The band has reportedly invited its Pittsburgh fans to see its show for free by presenting the refunded tickets at the June 18 concert at Cleveland’s Time Warner Cable Amphitheater or the June 29 show at Germain Amphitheater in Columbus. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers