Have a seat

The Washington Ave Armory's plan to comply with Albany city zoning rules for "auditoria" for its dance party shows: add seats. The Armory says it will have a seat for every ticket holder. (The venue has 2,380 permanent seats, but full capacity is 4,480.) And the show this Saturday, as well as next week's Kendrick Lamar concert, are on. [TU] [Armory press release (post jump)]

Arena has means to comply with state, city orders in response to court decision
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 24, 2013) --- The Washington Avenue Armory has released the following statement in response to State Supreme Court Justice Michael Lynch's decision that supported the City of Albany's Board of Zoning Appeals' claim of interpretation of "auditoria."
"Throughout this entire process, the Washington Avenue Armory has cooperated with city officials in working toward a permanent solution that not only allows for events to take place here inside our historic arena, but address public safety concerns the city may have," said Michael Corts, operations manager of the Armory.
"The Armory has means the necessary to comply with the Judge's order and BZA decision. For every ticket sold, there will be a seat available for each ticket holder. Concert goers should expect the same, great atmosphere inside the Armory," Corts continued.
Previously scheduled music events will go on as planned, including Saturday's Mario Party Mini Tour concert and the May 30th Kendrick Lamar concert.
The Board of Zoning Appeals contends that the definition of "auditoria" implies fixed-seating. The Armory's permanent seat structure sits 2,380, with a full capacity of 4,480.
For more information about the Armory, visit AlbanyArmory.com.

Earlier and elsewhere:
+ TU: State judge backs city zoning board's right to block dance parties
+ 2012 October: APD: foam party crowd got "combative"

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