ArtsQuest published some interesting statistics in advance of the much-anticipated opening of SteelStacks. Some of these statistics are informative for the public at large and one particular statistic will be of interest to the economy in the Lehigh Valley - mainly the project economic impact. Only time will tell.
5 - Festivals at the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks in 2011
33 - Shows at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in 2011
50 - Shows at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in 2012
200 - Estimated number of performances annually at the Musikfest Café
365 - Days of the year that the ArtsQuest Center will be open
365 - Days of the year that films will screened in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
400 - Estimated number of free performances annually at the Air Products Town Square and ArtsQuest Center's Creativity Commons.
1,200 - Free parking spaces
2,500 - Lawn capacity at the Levitt Pavilion
7,200 - Seats at Sands Steel Stage
750,000 - Projected annual visitors to the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks campus
$26.6 million - Cost to build the ArtsQuest Center
$39 million - Estimated economic impact the SteelStacks campus will have on the region.