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The Terminal, a concert venue with a capacity of 5,000 people, will open later this year at POST Houston, the new mixed-use complex at the former Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston.
Live Nation announced plans Thursday morning for the venue that is scheduled to open in November. The first lineup of shows is expected in July. Because the city of Houston deemed construction an essential activity, development was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Terminal was designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, led by partner Jason Long. Despite the capacity, higher than the nearby Bayou Music Center and less than Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, it will have the feel of a small club. All balcony aisles and walkways have been designed at angles so the artist onstage sees only a sea of people.
“It fits perfectly into the Houston market, where there isn’t a 5,000 capacity venue,” says Tim Jorgensen, vice president of operations for Live Nation. “The sweet spot for artists to engage with fans is often Terminal size. We’re filling a basic Houston need and indeed expect to thrive.”
The floor will be a general admission space, and above will be seated balconies called Tribune Tiers. The venue will combine fiberglass grating, polycarbonate and aluminized fabric with an array of multicolored lighting effects.
Jorgensen says The Terminal, and all Live Nation venues, will follow local and state health guidelines, “including but not limited to mask usage, social distancing and occupancy constraints.”
POST Houston, where The Terminal will be housed, is located at the northern end of downtown and will offer food, shopping and recreation options. Early occupants include Salt & Time Butcher Shop, Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken and Taco Fuego. The rooftop, dubbed the Skylawn, will include a park and urban farm.
The site was the location of Houston’s Day for Night music and art festival in 2016 and 2017.
Houston, TX 77002