Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Waiting For Amphitheater Gains.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

* After a season of ticket sales, local officials in the dark on costs, revenues

The rental agreement with the entertainment company that brought Britney Spears and Bob Dylan to Albuquerque has yet to yield any money for Bernalillo County, the company's landlord.

The county and SFX Entertainment Inc. agreed to share costs of building the $4 million amphitheater at Mesa del Sol, now called Journal Pavilion. But construction costs come to about $6 million, according to county officials.

Laura Clemmer, SFX's executive director for the Pavilion, said the entertainment company's half of the extra $2 million should be considered as deferred rent. …

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