Pacific Amphitheatre

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Pacific Amphitheatre
Address 100 Fair Drive
Location Costa Mesa, California
Coordinates 33°39′59″N 117°54′17″W / 33.666493°N 117.904621°W / 33.666493; -117.904621Coordinates: 33°39′59″N 117°54′17″W / 33.666493°N 117.904621°W / 33.666493; -117.904621
Owner Orange County Fair
Operator Orange County Fair
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 18,000
Website
www.pacamp.com

The Pacific Amphitheatre is an amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, Orange County, California, USA. The amphitheatre is located on the grounds of the OC Fair & Event Center.

The fairgrounds are surrounded by dense residential developments, and the amphitheatre was the focus of numerous noise complaints from local residents, prior to being closed in the early 1990s.

After almost a decade, it was reopened in 2003, in conjunction with the annual Orange County Fair. As part of an agreement with local residents, concerts are only held concurrently with the fair.

Since its reopening, the venue rarely uses the "lawn" area, effectively reducing seating capacity from approximately 18,000 to 8,500.

In addition to concerts, the location is the site of commencement for nearby Orange Coast College.[1]

The venue hosted the final concert of Marvin Gaye before his untimely death.

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