Venue Guide: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre History

When North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre opened in 1998 as Coors Amphitheatre, it was the first large-scale outdoor venue of its kind in the San Diego area. Through the years, the 20,500-seat facility in Chula Vista has also been known as Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Sleep Train Amphitheatre and Mattress Firm Amphitheatre until North Island Credit Union took over the naming rights in 2018 and brought with it an elevated concertgoing experience.

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre Performers

The first run of shows at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre was star-studded. Stevie Nicks headlined opening night, followed by the Pretenders with the B-52’s, a concert from Elton John and then the venue’s first-ever sold-out show from the Spice Girls. With its large capacity, the amphitheatre has hosted major acts — Ice Cube, Roger Waters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Poison, Dead & Company, Depeche Mode, Demi Lovato, The Cure and more.

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Planning Your Visit to North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

A 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre sits right off I-805. Arrive early, as cars will be shuttling in and out of the vast general parking lot. Once inside, you’ll find food options galore, highlighted by Dog Haus’ craft sausages and loaded tater tots, Fabio Vivani’s Little Italy style bites, Mexican fare from Trejo’s Tacos, and Questlove’s Cheesesteak made with Impossible meat. There are bars inside the venue, and a free fountain drink program for your group’s designated driver.

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre Frequently Asked Questions

What are the parking options at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre?

General parking is free for all ticket holders. Premier and valet parking options can be pre-purchased online at livenation.com or at the venue on day of show.

Does North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre serve food?

Yes. Concession stands throughout the venue serve burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, sodas, alcoholic beverages and snacks. More detailed food info is above.

What are the seating options at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre?

There’s a general-admission lawn, with chairs available for rent. Most of the seating is reserved, with multiple tiers, floor boxes and VIP options. Find tickets here.

What are the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre safety & security guidelines?

You may bring a small bag or purse (maximum 12″x6″x12″), a small plastic bottle of water and, for lawn seating, a small blanket or towel. See the complete venue info for full safety guidelines.

MECU Pavilion At A Glance
Venue Name North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Location Chula Vista, CA
Address 2050 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone # (619) 494-5600
Capacity 20,500
Opened 1998
Operator Live Nation Entertainment
Website https://www.livenation.com/venue/KovZpa2WZe/north-island-credit-union-amphitheatre-events

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