By Kelli Skye Fadroski Mega live-events company Live Nation announced Wednesday that it will postpone the grand opening of its FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine. Originally scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26 with Irvine’s own Young the Giant and Cold War Kids, which also formed in Orange County, the show has been moved to […]
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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.
The Irvine City Council, acting as the Orange County Great Park board, on Tuesday, June 27, approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with Wild Rivers, LLC, to build and operate the water park at the Great Park. Wild Rivers would be in the 250-acre Cultural Terrace, in the southeast portion of the park.
“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.
FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad said in a statement “the Irvine Council’s decision is a win-win-win for the city-at-large, or communities and, most importantly, the veterans who deserve a special place to honor their own, a cemetery that is worthy of the service they have given this country.”
Veterans cemetery will be located near El Toro Y. The Irvine City Council, in a 3-2 vote, approves a resolution re-designating the “strawberry fields” as the site of the future veterans cemetery.
Former Irvine Senator Dick Ackerman calls Irvine residents and encourages the city council to locate a FREE Veteran’s Cemetery near the Great Park instead of taxpayers paying $80 million for an inferior site. Larry Agran supports the expensive site, after already spending $250 million on the Great Park with just a balloon to show for […]
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.
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.
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.