The beautiful wood work is coming along nicely at the Spellman Amphitheater, but the roof and ceiling are not yet complete. Most of the concrete work within the fencing of the outdoor venue is finished, but the fencing itself is not. The construction crew has approximately one dozen workers working on the site each day. The facility still lacks grass where the seating will be. Even with all the unfinished work and ongoing construction, it is clear to see that the venue, once completed, will be a beautiful addition to Forney. The tree lines on both sides of the facility add much to the aesthetics of the theater.
With seating available for up to 5,000 people, the need for more parking spaces is apparent. One parking lot is essentially completed, but crews are just now leveling the ground to add concrete for more parking spaces. The bathroom facility is complete and is just outside the gates to the west of the Spellman entrance.
Commemorative bricks will also be displayed at the Spellman Amphitheater, unfortunately at this time the City of Forney has stopped selling the fundraising bricks. The bricks had ranged in price from $100 to $250. There are still two big questions in relation to the theater; will they allow alcohol sales, and what types of performances will we see there? The alcohol issue has been tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission at this time until further research can be done. It must be decided if alcohol sales will be allowed inside the amphitheater. If so, will it be an event by event decision or will the theater be re-zoned for alcohol sales at all events that want the option? The Planning and Zoning Commission will eventually make a recommendation to the Forney City Council and it will be up to council members to have the final say on the issue.