Construction is underway
Tuesday on the roof for the American Family Insurance
Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE — A portion of the American Family Insurance
Amphitheater roof on the Summerfest grounds was lifted
Tuesday to almost double the height of the existing
roof. It went from 39 feet to 65 feet.
The higher roof will increase stage production
capabilities in the amphitheater, which will now have
the ability to host larger and more complex tours. This
portion of the project marked an engineering and design
milestone of phase one of the redevelopment of the
About half of the current roof was raised, from the
stage out to the end of the current reserved seating
sections 1-3. The area that was listed was about 24,100
feet (1/2 acre) and weighed 607,000 pounds.
ALE HeavyLift, an international company, based in
Houston, Texas, carried out the amphitheater roof lift.
Some local companies that worked on Tuesday’s lift were
Hunzinger Construction Company, Eppstein Uhen
Architects, Larson Engineering, Inc., and Staff
Now the project will move to the completion of the
backstage dressing room building.