Seneca Awarded Grant for New Amphitheater

City of Seneca Administrator Scott Moulder announced this week that the Appalachian Regional Commission has given approval for a grant in the amount of $500,000 to the City of Seneca for the construction of an outdoor amphitheater near the downtown business district…

The facility is projected to host approximately 35 events year round, drawing approximately 100,000 attendees and tourists annually into the downtown area; increased revenue is anticipated to be $825,199.

The project will include a stage, restrooms, landscaping, and parking. The facility’s central location will provide a vital link between downtown Seneca and the highway 123 business corridor. The project builds on the City’s efforts to become a recreation, tourism, and retirement destination.

City officials project the amphitheater will continue the economic momentum from the City’s previous efforts in revitalizing the area, including a Commercial Building Improvement Program, Economic Development Incentive Program, and Mural Mania.
In addition to the funds approved by the Appalachian Regional Commission, local funds will provide $840,000, bringing the total project funding to $1,340,000.

A timeline for the completion of the amphitheater has not been announced yet.