Providence is new naming rights sponsor for former Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Providence Medical Center
is the new naming rights sponsor for the former Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, now known as Providence Medical Center
Amphitheater. Providence Medical Center, with its award winning care and
state-of-the-art emergency services, has been a Wyandotte County institution
since 1920. The hospital, once a member of the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth
Health System, was acquired in 2013 by Prime Healthcare Services. Providence
is located five miles east of the amphitheater at Parallel and 90th Street.
“We couldn’t be happier to announce this partnership with
another long-time Wyandotte County institution,” said Kathleen Conwell,
Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Providence. “Providence
Medical Center is proud to be part of the revitalization of another community
In addition, the landmark venue will undergo a multi-million dollar remodel
that will be complete when the amphitheater kicks off its 2016 season in May.
The renovations include:
• New reserved seating
• Upgrades to the stage
• Improvements to the backstage, catering, and dressing rooms
• Remodeled merchandise stands, concession stands and restrooms
• A complete VIP Club renovation with multimedia centers
• New walkways, landscaping and many other aesthetic updates
The amphitheater has a long history in Kansas City as one of the city’s
most beloved venues; thousands of acts and millions of fans have been
to the amphitheater over the course of its 30-plus-year history. The facility
is one of the largest music venues in the state.
“The amphitheater has always had a great layout, a wonderful atmosphere
and incredible sound. The renovations will make the venue a state-of-the-art
facility for both fans and artists” says Chris Fritz, President
of New West Presentations, the operator of the amphitheater.