LA JOLLA (CNS) - UC San Diego announced on Wednesday an exclusive agreement with a Los Angeles company to produce concerts at the school's RIMAC Arena and adjacent 12-acre field.
The five-year agreement with Nederlander Concerts has already resulted in the booking of two concerts, Rise Against and Bad Religion on April 8 in the arena, which has a capacity of 4,741.
Sugarland is set to play July 23 on the field, which can accommodate 20,000 people.
"This partnership with Nederlander Concerts will enhance student life and elevate UC San Diego's reputation as a source for arts and live entertainment of the highest quality," said Gary Ratcliff, assistant vice chancellor for student life.
"Over the years, RIMAC Arena and Field have hosted a variety of well-known music artists. We are excited about the potential of increasing the number of live shows in these venues through our
partnership with Nederlander Concerts."
The agreement will also provide internship opportunities for students.
Nederlander Concerts has produced Bob Dylan, Incubus, Jack Johnson and the Foo Fighters, Robin Williams and John Legend, among others at UCSD in the past.
Live Nation promotes shows at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Viejas Arena at San Diego State University and the House of Blues downtown. AEG puts on concerts at Humphrey's by the Bay and the Del Mar Racetrack.
The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.
A San Diego County sheriff's deputy was free on bail Thursday following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.
Testimony continued Thursday in the civil lawsuit surrounding the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau as her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai took the stand.
Some San Diego communities are pushing back against dockless bikes and scooters cluttering the streets and sidewalks.
Prosecutors announced Thursday that a San Bernardino man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for carrying out a credit/debit fraud scheme that targeted retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer met with the Mexican foreign affairs secretary Thursday to discuss ways to improve economic prosperity and infrastructure, a spokeswoman said.
The Fred Hall Show is dubbed The Ultimate Outdoor Experience, featuring the hottest trends in outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, camping, hunting, scuba diving and international travel with over 700 exhibits and interactive displays at Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Two more schools face threats Thursday morning in Vista and city leaders are taking new action to stop them.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.