North Lima company to construct downtown Youngstown amphitheater - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

North Lima company to construct downtown Youngstown amphitheater

Posted: Updated:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

A North Lima construction company has been granted the $8 million contract to construct the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in downtown. 

Brock & Associates Builders Inc. had the lowest bid for the project, which will reportedly begin construction on June 1st. 

The first phase of the plan will create an amphitheater design with more than 3200 seats on the old Wean United Site near the Market Street bridge in downtown Youngstown.

It would include a restroom facility, an expanded concessions area, a V.I.P. building, a ticket box, terraced seating and an expanded canopy.

Future phases of the amphitheater project would include a possible water park facility, a water feature, a dog park, what would be called Riverfront Park, a children's garden and play area, a community garden space, an athletics area to include basketball and bocce courts.

It could also include a river overlook deck, a trail, a re-purposed area under the Market Street bridge and event spaces for community festivals.

Late last year, The Youngstown Foundation, one of the oldest community foundations in the nation purchased the naming rights for the amphitheater itself for $3 million. 

According to our print partner The Vindicator, the city is also in talks with the Raymond John Wean Foundation about possible naming rights for the park. 

The city has also been considering options for transforming portions of downtown into an entertainment district, having sold the former St.Vincent DePaul building on Front Street in hopes that developers will turn it into a restaurant. 

Youngstown City Council previously signed a contract with JAC Management to run the amphitheater. JAC is currently running operations for the Covelli Centre. 

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-12-10 18:27:13 GMT

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>
  • Concerts, dinner to help family of 5 kids killed in Youngstown fire

    Concerts, dinner to help family of 5 kids killed in Youngstown fire

    Tuesday, December 18 2018 11:32 AM EST2018-12-18 16:32:15 GMT

    One week after a house fire claimed the lives of five children in Youngstown, community members continue efforts to help the family. 

    More >>

    One week after a house fire claimed the lives of five children in Youngstown, community members continue efforts to help the family. 

    More >>
  • Three bodies found in home near Akron

    Three bodies found in home near Akron

    Tuesday, December 18 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-12-18 16:09:22 GMT

    The police chief in a town near Akron is expected to release new information today about a suspected double homicide and suicide.

    More >>

    The police chief in a town near Akron is expected to release new information today about a suspected double homicide and suicide.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms