Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Sleep Train Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert venue located in Chula Vista, California, just outside San Diego. Accommodating just under 20,000 spectators in a combination of concert and lawn seating, it is the largest and most popular concert venue in the area. On a rural site that was once a dairy farm, the amphitheatre and an adjacent water park originally opened in 1998. The venue sold out its first concert within a month. Today, the amphitheatre is owned by Live Nation Entertainment, whose partnership with Sleep Train mattress company in January 2013 resulted in the current name, Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Sleep Train intends to use the space to host two donation charity events for foster children every year. The adjacent water park was recently purchased by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and will reopen as Aquatica San Diego in 2013.

Hotels Near Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Hotels Near Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Hotels Near Sleep Train Amphitheatre

The hotels closest to the Sleep Train Amphitheatre are located in the town of Chula Vista, California. While the city is filled with decent chain hotels such as La Quinta, Best Western, and Holiday Inn, the preferred Chula Vista hotel is Hercor Hotel, a small boutique hotel. With updated furnishings and modern designs, Hercor prides itself on comfort and service. Every room offers a pillow top mattress. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary breakfast, internet access, and parking. There are also free fruit, water, and pastries available throughout the day.

Another popular lodging destination in Chula Vista is the San Diego Metro KOA, offering hookups for recreational vehicles, sites for tent camping, and deluxe cabins, equipped with linens, dishes, and a sound system. On-site activities include hayrides and a weekly pancake breakfast, while discount tickets to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo are also available.

Beyond Chula Vista, Sleep Train Amphitheatre’s proximity to San Diego provides a wide variety of hotels, and there is none more luxurious than the Grand Del Mar. Located in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, this Mediterranean-style, five-star resort offers exceptional amenities and service. Guests can indulge in a championship golf course, a five-star spa, and gourmet dining. For those wishing for additional privacy or space, private vacation rentals are available throughout Chula Vista and San Diego.

Sleep Train Amphitheatre Seating Chart

Sleep Train Amphitheatre Seating Chart
Sleep Train Amphitheatre Seating Chart

The majority of Sleep Train Amphitheatre seating is broken into upper, middle, and lower seating sections. There is an orchestra section in the front, as well as lawn seating in the back. There are upgraded box seats in the very center of the audience, between the lower and middle sections. The amphitheatre offers a total of 9,468 chair back seats, with an additional 10,024 lawn seats, bringing its total seated capacity to nearly 20,000.

Sleep Train Amphitheatre Parking

Since the site is located approximately fifteen minutes outside the metropolitan San Diego area, Sleep Train Amphitheatre provides adequate parking facilities on-site. The lots are well marked, properly lit, and secure. Most event tickets include a parking and facility fee. During large events, local traffic is common. Additional travel time is recommended.

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