Best Concert Venue - 2003
Verizon Wireless Theater
In a perfect world, we would all get to see our favorite superstars in an intimate setting, like a tiny club or bar. But as long as there are superstars, there are going to be thousands of people who want to see them perform. So why not see them in the next best thing to that small space: Verizon Wireless Theater. The venue is located in Bayou Place, which means it's next to restaurants and bars, and underground parking is easy and economical. Verizon hosts everyone from "Weird Al" Yankovic to Peter Frampton to Nelly, so there's something for every taste. And best of all, the venue can seat only about 8,000 people, which means it's big enough to give you a charge from the roaring crowd, but not so enormous that your superstar is just a speck on the stage.