There are several problems with Raleigh’s new amphitheater. The city looks likely to open the amphitheater without a sponsor and Raleigh’s taxpayers will have to pay for part of the construction as a result. The competition for amphitheater’s and securing artists to perform in them has grown in the Triangle lately. People who have attended concerts in local amphitheaters often complain that they are too big, too plain, or too quiet. Area venues will have to work hard to fix these problems to fill the theaters with people and attract artists to the Triangle area.