This Saturday, the City of Irvine will hold a grand opening for the first phase of the Orange County Great Park's Sports Park.
The 53-acre expanse includes:
- A 2,500-seat soccer stadium with locker rooms, training facillities, a box office and concession areas.
- Six 120-yard by 75-yard soccer fields
- A tennis complex with 25 courts, a pro shop, a concession area and seating for 140 spectators.
- Five sand volleyball courts with seating for 164 spectators.
- A children's play area with slides, swings, jungle gyms and climbing areas.
The new green space is the first phase of what will eventually expand to a 194-acre sports park. A full buildout of the Great Park will eventually result in more than 1,300 acres of public open space.
A large community of private residential developments, office campuses and a commuter rail station all flank the park.
See a flythrough video below.