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Irvine’s Great Park sports park with soccer stadium and fields, tennis and volleyball courts opens Aug. 5

On August 5, Irvine will host a grand opening of the first phase of the 194-acre Great Park Sports Park. The public will be able to enjoy activities at new facilities including a 2,506-seat soccer stadium (with berm seating for additional 2,500 spectators), six soccer fields, 25 tennis courts and five sand volleyball courts on 53 acres opening that day.

OC REGISTER: A ‘win-win-win’ for veterans cemetery

“The Irvine council’s decision is a win-win-win for the city at large, our communities and, most importantly, our veterans who deserve a special place to honor their own that is worthy of the service they have given this country,” Emile Haddad, chairman and CEO of FivePoint, said in a statement.

Even with Irvine’s diverse mix of cultures, some residents feel they don’t ‘fit’

In a region known for its cultural mix, Irvine stands apart. It is more Asian than white, affluent and booming — its population now surpassing 250,000 as it continues to be an economic powerhouse of Orange County. The master-planned city has become synonymous with a certain kind of lifestyle, a magnet for high-achieving families of all races and backgrounds looking for the best public schools for their children and safe, immaculate neighborhoods for themselves.

Amphitheater, lake, trails, gardens among residents’ top choices at Irvine’s Great Park

An amphitheater, a lake, trails and a botanical garden are among the most popular features residents would like to see built at the developing Orange County Great Park, according to the latest surveys. The City Council, acting as the Great Park board, on Tuesday, May 23, will discuss results from Irvine’s efforts in the past several months to get resident input on the future of the 1,300-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro site. When fully developed, the city’s park could match the size of Balboa Park in San Diego.

OC Veterans Cemetery: Strawberry Fields Forever?

Governor Jerry Brown indicated it could be strawberry fields forever for Orange County veterans at a Friday press conference in Irvine, where he expressed fondness for a cemetery site near the 5 and 405 freeway interchange. The freeway land, which is sandwiched between car dealerships located off the Northbound I-5 on large fields currently growing strawberries, could be the new home to the veterans’ cemetery if the Irvine City Council accepts a land swap proposal from developer Fivepoint.