Toyota Amphitheatre

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Toyota Amphitheatre
Former names Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre (2000-02)
AutoWest Amphitheatre (2002-2003)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre (2004-2015)
Location 2677 Forty Mile Road near Wheatland, California 95692
Owner Live Nation
Operator Live Nation
Type Music venue / Outdoor amphitheatre
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 18,500
Construction
Built 2000
Opened 2000

Toyota Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater, located near Plumas Lake and Wheatland, California in unincorporated Yuba County. It has a capacity of 18,500, with 8,000 reserved seats and 10,500 unreserved lawn seats.

It is used for concerts, stage shows and other special events.

Amphitheatre corporate-sponsor is Toyota.[1] Live Nation owns the venue; it is a live-events company based in Beverly Hills, CA.

History[edit]

Toyota Amphitheatre (previously called Sacramento Valley Amphitheater and Sleep Train Amphitheatre) is a $25 million state-of-the-art concert facility serving the greater Sacramento Valley and all of northern California. The amphitheatre is an open-air music center, with 8,000 reserved seats directly in front of the stage and room for another 10,500 on the spacious Festival Lawn. Currently, the seating capacity is 18,500 people. In the future, the amphitheater will be able to seat up to 20,000 people.

Toyota Amphitheatre was constructed and opened in 2000 as a 20,000 capacity amphitheatre called Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre on 90 acres in Yuba County. Measure R, the public initiative that allowed the Amphitheatre to be built passed with 85% of the vote in 1999.

Due to County concerns capacity was reduced to 18,500 pending completion of a highway off-ramp on nearby interstate 70. The seating is divided between fixed (approximately 8,500); stadium style seats and the balance (approximately 10,000 patrons) open lawn seating. The lower fixed seating area is divided into three primary seating sections, often referred to as the 100, 200 and Pit sections.

Toyota Amphitheatre was constructed by Bill Graham Presents/ SFX based on the model of Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California for $25 million. When finished, STA featured several notable improvements on the Shoreline model including removable seats in the "pit" area, improved sightlines, and high sound quality. Originally, Toyota Amphitheatre was to share the location with a NASCAR-style racetrack, the Yuba County Motorplex.

The Toyota Amphitheatre opened in June 2000 with a sold-out concert featuring Stone Temple Pilots and Papa Roach. Since then Toyota Amphitheatre has featured more than 100 concerts and welcomed more than 2 million guests.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kasler, Dan. "Sleep Train Amphitheatre Name Change". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 39°01′54″N 121°30′46″W / 39.031719°N 121.512694°W / 39.031719; -121.512694