On Tuesday (July 25th), the Irvine City Council decided that Live Nation will not be operating a 14,000-seat amphitheater in the Great Park.
On a 3-2 vote on a motion by Councilmember Larry Agran, the City Council declared the long-running and controversial negotiation with Live Nation terminated. Agran was joined by Councilmembers Kathleen Treseder and Tammy Kim in voting for the motion while Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll voted against it.
The successful motion directed City staff to return to the Council with a “process and timeline” for reviewing and approving an amphitheater of 8,000-10,000 seats, with a house sound system under City control.
The facility is to be managed by a third-party operator that is not a promoter so that the new facility will be available to all promoters and presenters.