Brevard County Seeks Contractor to Build 6,732-Square-Foot Amphitheater Stage in Merritt Island Worth $4.8 Million
By Space Coast Daily // July 9, 2023
outdoor venue would have capacity of over 5,000 people
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County is looking for a contractor to build a 6,732-square-foot amphitheater stage worth $4.8 million for outdoor events in Merritt Island at Veterans Memorial Park.
The plan would also include 2,308-square-foot restroom and concession building at its Veterans Memorial Park south of Merritt Island Mall.
The outdoor venue would have capacity of over 5,000 people on tiered lawn seating, and would include a greenroom, a loading dock, storage space, stage lighting and audio, as well as parking, according to a Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency website.
The amphitheater was conceived through a partnership in the late 2000s when Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department received an $800,000 grant from the State of Florida Communities Trust for Veterans Memorial Park Improvements, and MIRA contributed $400,000 towards the expansion.
Most recently MIRA was successful in obtaining a $1.3 Million Grant from the Brevard County Tourism Development Council, matched by a $1 Million investment from MIRA to complete the Amphitheatre project.
Since 2017, MIRA has committed more than $2.4 million dollars in funding for the enhancement opportunities and amphitheatre infrastructure. These enhancements are currently in the final design stages, then permitting review, bidding, and construction.
A scheduled completion date in early-mid 2024.
➜ Acoustically engineered with an estimated tiered lawn seating capacity of 5,000
➜ Amphitheatre performance stage, greenroom, vendor docking and storage facilities, electrical infrastructure and stage lighting and digital performance level sound production
➜ Concession facilities and picnic seating, parking, walkways and restrooms
➜ A well-designed park makes the venue perfect for spectators and vendors. The park is designed to handle inclement weather through a 24-acre master planned onsite stormwater lake
➜ Handicapped accessible parking
➜ Landscaping, irrigation and sight utilities (power, water, sewer, data/communications)