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$8M Soundstage for Touring Bands, Shows Planned in Delaware

New York. Atlanta. Chicago. And Wilmington? Maybe so, as a multi-million-dollar soundstage is projected to boost music and film production in the Delaware town.

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    $8M Soundstage for Touring Bands, Shows Planned in Delaware
    Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki
    The design plans for the new sound stage, called the Pine Box, along Wilmington's 7th Street Peninsula.

    What to Know

    • An $8 million soundstage will provide a home for touring bands, film crews and theater productions in Wilmington, Delaware.

    • The soundstage on the 7th Street Peninsula will be available to rent.

    An $8 million soundstage will provide a home for touring bands, film crews and theater productions in Delaware.

    The News Journal reports Wilmington officials on Friday announced plans for the Pine Box, a 25,000-square-foot soundstage that will be 95 feet tall and built on 10 acres of land.

    The soundstage on the 7th Street Peninsula will be available to rent to build sets, practice performances and test out sound and lighting. Video and lighting studios and office space will also be available.

    The owner of building company Light Action Productions, Scott Humphrey, compared the planned space to Rock Lititz in Pennsylvania, and said he hopes Wilmington's proximity to Philadelphia and Washington will attract a high-profile clientele.

    Humphrey hopes to break ground next month and open the stage late next year.