Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
aka Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
8808 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine CA 92618
Box Office: 949-855-8095
Info: 949-855-8096
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Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, previously known as Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, an outdoor concert amphitheatre with reserved seating for 10,418 and lawn-seating for 4,582. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre changed their name to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in April 2000. Verizon Wireless, formerly AirTouch Cellular, has a seven year multimillion dollar contract with SFX Entertainment. SFX operates the amphitheater.

For original ticketing see Ticketmaster or LiveNation. For Resale Verizon Wireless Amphitheater-Irvine Tickets.

Directions:From the 405 Freeway south exit Irvine Center Drive exit. Turn right onto Irvine Center Drive and continue approximately one half mile. Irvine Meadows is on the right hand side.

From the 5 Freeway north exit Lake Forest Drive. Continue on Lake Forest Drive then turn right onto Irvine Center Drive. Continue approximately one half mile. Irvine Meadows in on the left hand side.

From the 5 Freeway south exit Lake Forest Drive. Turn right onto Lake Forest Drive. Continue then make a right onto Irvine Center Drive. Continue approximately one half mile. Irvine Meadows is on the left hand side.

Information: Nestled into the hillside of Orange County. Ticker holders for the lawn should be prepared by bringing along a blanket and binoculars. No food is allowed except for the Symphony performances.

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Stealth Seats
So you wonder how you can get some of those good seats that never seem to be available to the general public. You should read this front page article on Secret Deals for Concert Tickets in the Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2000. This stealth Seating chart is from the Los Angeles Times article. According to the article, the first three rows of the lodge are "phantom sets" that you will never see on a public seating chart. The article says that SFX Entertainment sells nearly 200 prime seats to every show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) exclusively to ticket brokers. For these tickets, the Los Angeles Times article says that these seats are available through Mike's Tickets, a Costa Mesa broker. But do not expect to get these tickets at face value, especially for the really hot shows.

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Web Site by Alan Case
Updated 15 May 2008