Anthony Bruno: When will amphitheater pay for itself?

November 4, 2013 

When will amphitheater pay for itself?

When I read the story about Koka Booth Amphitheatre (article, Oct. 30), I immediately thought of how each year taxpayers subsidize the cost of the venue. In the story, I learned the cost to the town is reported at $174,000, which is $50,000 higher than last year.

The amphitheater is a valued asset which adds to the quality of life in our town. I understand the deficit will fluctuate from year to year, but at what point, if any, will this popular entertainment venue be self-sustaining?

Although the attendance figures were not reported, I found last year the figure was 120,000. Perhaps the town can recommend to the Town Council that by increasing the cost per ticket by $1 to $2, Koka Booth will be self-sustaining.

Anthony Bruno

Cary

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