Capler wrote:In the 80’s and 90’s there were times the park would have to close their gates due to maximum capacity on concert days. So to say they lost money would be hard for me to understand.
You seem to think that Carowinds can continue to attract big acts to the facility. Let me assure you, that is not the case.
The big acts are going to go to the PNC Music Pavilion (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre), where they can sell an extra 6,000 tickets.
The biggest acts will go to Charlotte Coliseum, where they can sell an extra 10,000 tickets.
The smaller acts will go to Bojangles' Coliseum where it seats 5,000 less, but offers an indoor coliseum.
The Paladium has a very small demographic that would actually rent out the facility (like the Christian bands).
Not to mention, it likely costs the concert goers more to attend a show there since the cost of admission is figured into ticket prices. Extremely hard to sell artists on the facilities.