Real Life Amphitheater

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Real Life Amphitheater
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Full nameReal Life Amphitheater
Former namesVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
Address16765 Lookout Rd, Selma, TX 78154
OwnerRiver City Community Church
OperatorRiver City Community Church
TypeAmphitheater
Genre(s)Concert and event venue
Seating typeReserved and lawn seating
Capacity20,000
Construction
Opened2001, reopened 2019
Renovated2018
Expanded2018
Closed2009, reopened in 2019
Website
Reallifeamp.com

The Real Life Amphitheater is an open-air amphitheater, located in Selma, Texas.

In 2001 it was opened as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater it closed in 2009 due to a lack of performances.

Its overall capacity is 20,000, with 6,000 seated and approximately 14,000 on the lawn, and has more than 4,200 parking spaces.

The facility was purchased by River City Community Church in 2011 and hosts a wide variety of entertainment and community outreach events.

History[edit]

The facility was opened in 2001 by Clear Channel Entertainment. That company's successor, Live Nation, put the facility on the market in 2007 and sold it to a Dallas-based real estate company, Stream Realty, in 2009. The sale included a 7-year restriction against its continuing use as a concert venue.[1]

After initially considering redevelopment, Stream Realty decided to market the property for resale. Later that year, a large local church, River City Community Church, entered into a contract to buy the facility, but had to cancel the transaction (and forfeit a deposit) after failing to find financing.[2] However, the property remained on the market, and in 2011 River City Community Church was successful in its renewed effort to buy the facility.[3] The church commenced renovation of the facility[4] and reopened for shows in November 2019 under the new name.

Concerts[edit]

List of Concerts

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