In celebration of the new sports park, Orange County Great Park will host a grand opening celebration with a free“community open house” on Saturday, August 5 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosted by Irvine City Officials and FivePoint, the development manager of Great Park Neighborhoods, the event will offer a first-hand look at the 53-acre first phase of the Sports Park, a world-class youth sports facility that complements the award-winning schools, vibrant economy and well-planned neighborhoods that help Irvine rank consistently as one of the best places to live. Built on the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, the Sports Park is ultimately planned to be nearly twice the size of Disneyland.Attendees at the grand opening celebration will be treated to a day long festival of family-friendly games, including sneak peeks at the world-class amenities, demonstrations and sports clinics with well-known athletes, including Landon Donovan, Amy Rodriguez and Brad Friedel; and savory eating at 14 food and dessert trucks. The grand-opening celebration will culminate in a free concert featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of the Blues Brothers.
Here is a schedule of the event:
- 2 – 5:30 p.m. – Exhibitions, clinics, competition, games at Tennis Courts, Soccer Fields & Volleyball Venue
- 3:30 p.m. — Opening Ceremony, FivePoint/City of Irvine (Soccer Stadium)
- 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Soccer Exhibition Game (Soccer Stadium)
- 7:00 p.m. – Welcome / Free Concert featuring The Blues Brothers
This event is free and open to the public so if you’re looking for some free family fun next weekend, come out to the Orange County Great Park! Seating for the concert will be first come first served, so guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or law-chairs to enjoy the free Blues Brothers concert. It’s going to be a fun day! Hope to see you there!
You can find more information about the Orange County Great Park here.