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American Family Insurance Amphitheater raises roof in hopes of hosting larger tours

Posted at 6:47 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 07:50:11-05

A portion of the American Family Amphitheater has been raised in hopes of making room for more complex tours.

The roof has been raised 26 feet, almost twice the height of the current roof, now sitting at 65 feet high.

"The roof lift was one of the most complex elements of the building project, and one of the most important, as it will allow us to host the world's largest tours. The Amphitheater has seen its share of legends over the years, and by raising the roof, we will continue to attract top talent ensuring Summerfest remains a driver of economic impact and tourism for Wisconsin,"said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

The first stage of overall construction on the amphitheater will continue up until Summerfest.