Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre


Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Location Chula Vista, California
Coordinates 32°35′16″N 117°00′23″W / 32.587778°N 117.006389°W / 32.587778; -117.006389Coordinates: 32°35′16″N 117°00′23″W / 32.587778°N 117.006389°W / 32.587778; -117.006389
Type Music venue
Opened 1998
Capacity 19,492

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, formerly known as Coors Amphitheatre, is a 19,492-seat amphitheatre located in Chula Vista, California. It is the largest concert venue of its size in the San Diego area. The venue is owned and operated by Live Nation.

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History

Area around the amphitheatre had previously been open fields and at one time been part of a large dairy farm. In the late 1990s, a development plan was created and a water park and concert venue were planned for the area. White Water Canyon (now Knott's Soak City) opened in 1997, while Coors Amphitheatre opened July 21, 1998, the first venue of its kind in San Diego County. A month later, on August 21, 1998 the venue hosted its first sell-out concert with the Spice Girls.

In April 2008, the venue was renamed Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre after naming rights were purchased by Cricket Communications, Inc.

Venue

The Amphitheatre features 9,468 chairback seats and 10,024 lawn seats. During the spring, summer and fall months it is used for most first-tier concert tours, due primarily to its capacity (there are more seats at the Amphitheatre than at the San Diego Sports Arena.)

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