Step Inside: Broadview Stage at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY

Broadview Stage is an outdoor amphitheater located on the sprawling campus of Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY (400 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866). The campus itself, meanwhile, is nestled in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, surrounded by 2,400 acres of hiking trails, geysers, mineral springs, golf courses, reflecting pools and more.

Since its opening, Broadview Stage at SPAC has attracted major tours by the likes of Noah Kahan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hozier, The Beach Boys and more to upstate New York.

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Broadview Stage at SPAC History

Saratoga Performing Arts Center opened in 1996 with a production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the New York City Ballet. As the official summer home of the prestigious dance company, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra, SPAC has been offering world-class cultural entertainment for nearly three decades.

Broadview Stage in particular has seen many memorable moments in its history, with The Grateful Dead playing the venue’s largest-ever show in 1985 with a record 40,231 fans in attendance. Phish and Dave Matthews Band also play the amphitheater regularly, with the latter having sold out the venue eleven times. Broadview Stage hosted Farm Aid in 2013, with Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp headlining the annual benefit concert for American farm workers.

SPAC now partners exclusively with Live Nation to bring non-classical acts to Broadview Stage, including Backstreet Boys, Morgan Wallen, Luke Bryan, TLC, Guns N’ Roses and more.

Get to Know Broadview Stage at SPAC

Venue Features

Broadview Stage at SPAC’s layout involves an outdoor stage facing two levels of orchestra and balcony seating and a giant general admission lawn.

Seating and Viewing Options

Broadview Stage at SPAC holds an overall capacity of 25,000 attendees, including reserved seats for 5,000 and a sloping, general admission lawn for an additional 20,000 concertgoers. The two-tiered area of reserved seating features a balcony overlooking the stage from the upper level, providing several options for views of the stage depending on personal preference.

Check out Broadview Stage at SPAC’s seating layout (by upcoming act) here.

Venue Accessibility

Broadview Stage and all other venues at SPAC feature ADA accessible seating, which can be purchased online when reserving tickets. Additionally, SPAC provides wheelchair access into the amphitheater and accessible seating can be reached without the use of stairs. The venue also offers fully accessible and ambulatory restroom stalls and assisted listening devices for patrons who are hearing impaired.

Parking and Admission at Broadview Stage at SPAC

Parking is available on-site at SPAC, with all lots in Saratoga Spa State Park being subject to a $10 parking fee per vehicle. (Oversize vehicles may incur additional fees.) Gate and parking times vary by Live Nation event. Premiere Parking in the Route 50 parking lot directly behind the SPAC box office, Early Access Parking (for select events) and Reserved Parking options can all be purchased prior to arrival. Additionally, dedicated VIP parking is available to Live Nation Season VIP ticket holders at 39 Roosevelt Dr, directly behind Roosevelt Baths and Spa.

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