Very few things excite me as much as new construction in Panama City Beach. You know I love dreaming of the future and any sort of growth is a sign of prosperity and success. The improvements happening at Aaron Bessant Park are really beginning to take shape. So far the construction of the new amphitheater is giving it some shape and the new restroom facilities are coming out of the ground. They’ve also began grading the field preparing for the soccer fields.
As you roll through the pictures of the construction update, you can reference the layout schematics to get some bearing on what is where.
On the west side of the amphitheater there will be the dressing room area. This will provide an area for the performers to prepare and rest. There are actually two separate dressing rooms, each with their own full bathroom and a green room. In addition, on that side of the amphitheater there is an administrative office for support staff and secured storage.
On the east side of the amphitheater is the loading and storage area. There is an opening that is large enough and at the right height for a semi truck trailer to pull right up and off load equipment. In addition, there is a large amount of storage area.
Taken from the east side (facing west), this shot looks at the side of the structure. To the right in this image would be the audience.
This is a closer shot of the east side of the structure. The larger opening in the middle will be the garage bay door where performers will be able to pull their trailer up to for loading and unloading. Immediately behind that wall will be storage.
This is taken from the front of the structure with the audience placement behind me. This shows the right or west side of the building and the stage area.
This is again, the west side of the structure.