Now known as the Sleep Train Amphitheatre as of January 2013!
The Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in California used to be a 72 acre industrial park covered in terraced lots and utilities, but after remaining dormant and unloved for almost a decade, Universal Concerts won approval from the city of Chula Vista to build the amphitheater and renovate the surrounding area.
In the late 1990s, a development plan was created and a water park and concert venue were planned for the area, opening the water parked now known as Knott’s Soak City in 1997.
The amphitheatre opened in July 21, 1998 and was initially called the Coors Amphitheatre. A month later, on August 21, 1998 the venue hosted its first sell-out concert with the Spice Girls.
The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre is now owned by Livenation and the naming rights are owned by Cricket Communications, Inc.