A shaded seating area, covered stage and close proximity to restrooms and concessions make The Cove at Cal Expo the perfect venue for any outdoor event. Whether it’s a concert, graduation, awards ceremony or assembly-type meeting, The Cove comfortably accommodates up to 3,400 in any seating arrangement you can imagine. Designed to be as flexible as it is fun, The Cove is easily configured to suit your needs, whether you need a dance floor or an attentive audience. Non-permanent seating offers an adaptability that’s virtually unlimited while the shade structure creates a comfortable atmosphere most any time of year.

Area Statistics

Square Footage:
4,100

Seating:
Room to seat 3,400 with additional standing room only areas. Seating configurations include dance floor and cabaret options.

Ground:
Asphalt and grass.

Stage:
Covered concert stage measures 48×40.

Platform:
Front of house platform measures 20’x20’x4’ and is located left of center 100’ from front of stage.

Power:
600 amp 3 phase and 400amp 3 phase dedicated service.

Lights:
Truss system in place for stage lighting.

Loading Access:
Load-ins at ground level with 8’-wide ramp to stage deck.

Cover:
Covered seating and stage areas.

Restrooms:
Located nearby.

Amenities:
Full concert production services; in-house admissions and presale ticketing, including online sales; concession and catering services; key services such as janitorial, security, parking, signage, stage labor, management and decoration.

Special Features:
Additional house power for video and full concert production services are available. The Cove is easily accessed from the Main Gate and is bordered by water for a comfortable backyard atmosphere.

The Cove Building Statistics