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nTelos Wireless Pavilion Plans to Expand Seating

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The nTelos Wireless Pavilion may expand its seating options - but the business has to go before Charlottesville's Board of Architectural Review first.

The pavilion can seat up to 5,000 - trying to cram into every nook and cranny. General Manager Kirby Hutto says they need to bring a side lawn area - which is pretty steep right now - up to code so people can legally and safely be in there.

A contractor will level the grass area and install a rail, a small retaining wall and a wheelchair ramp. Once complete, the work will allow the pavilion to utilize that space.

"It's going to make that side lawn a little bit more useful.  People go up there now, even though we don't have the upper railing ,so we just want to bring it up to code and make it a little bit more useful for the variety of programming we do here," Hutto said.

Contractors say the work can be done when performances aren't taking place at the pavilion.

The BAR will take up the issue on May 21. That meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. We're told the pavilion isn't expecting a fight from City Hall on the matter.

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