The amphitheater currently being constructed in Andover’s Central Park officially has a new name: Capitol Federal Amphitheater.
The City of Andover and Capitol Federal announced the sponsorship for naming rights to the amphitheater at the city council meeting on Tuesday, August 8.
Construction on the Capitol Federal Amphitheater started in early July and will finish in the winter. It will not only provide a versatile venue, but a beautiful attraction for the Andover community. With a dock, control area and a flat, concrete seating area in front of the stage, the Capitol Federal Amphitheater will also be surrounded by a slightly graded grass bowl for optimal venue seating.
CapFed is no stranger to supporting Andover. The bank donated the giant, 20-foot Christmas Tree, which is lit each year in Central Park during Hometown Christmas. Also, at the grand opening of the CapFed Andover Branch, Capitol Federal gifted the City a K-9 police dog.
“On behalf of the city council, the convention and visitors bureau and the citizens of Andover, we would like to thank John B. Dicus, Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Federal and all CapFed employees. A partnership between one of the state’s strongest banking institutions and one of the state’s best cities is destined for success,” Mayor Ben Lawrence stated.
Dicus said, “Capitol Federal is proud to be a local bank in Andover, and for almost 10 years, we’ve planted our roots in the community. By partnering with the City of Andover, we have the opportunity to help fulfill our joint mission of enhancing the quality of life for the entire area. The new Capitol Federal Amphitheater boosts our True Blue commitment to the people of Andover.”
During Tuesday night’s meeting, Lawrence also credited Westar Energy for powering the Capitol Federal Amphitheater by agreeing to provide the needed electricity to the site as an in-kind donation.
“It is an exciting time in Andover. We have enthusiastic private partners ready to be a part of this project and first-class facility,” Lawrence shared.