COA Welcomes New Venue

Welcome The Pavilion at the Santa Fe Depot.

The City of Amarillo held the grand opening Friday morning which featured a ribbon cutting by both the Amarillo and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

Civic Center Complex Manager Bo Fowlkes is excited at the opportunities the new venue provides, saying “This is just a wonderful day for Amarillo to have this fantastic, large outdoor venue we can have many events that celebrate the city that we have not been able to do before.”

Director of Facilities and Capital Improvements, Jerry Danforth was asked what having a mayor with construction and building experience does to help with projects like this? Said Danforth, “As we talked about it and the concepts changed and grew, this truly grew into a unique structure that, the closest one you can find to us that has anything like this is San Antonio, Texas.”

The Pavilion at the Santa Fe Depot is located on Grant just east of the Amarillo Civic Center and is capable of hosting sporting events, shows, concerts and other outdoor activities.