County Questions Glen Helen Name Change

The Glen Helen Pavilion is now the San Manuel Amphitheatre but San Bernardino County, which owns the shed, had an initial beef with facility operator Live Nation when it learned of the name change.

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, about 70 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, purchased a long-term agreement for exclusive naming rights but financial details were not disclosed.

The county learned of the name change when a reporter from the San Bernardino County Sun contacted it to find out how much the casino paid for the naming rights. San Bernardino County then told Live Nation it may be in breach of contract because it did not included the county in the negotiations.

"As of today [July 14], we just really think there was a mistake made and nothing more," county board of supervisors chairman Paul Biane told the Sun. He added that the county is likely owed money.

San Manuel signage has been placed at the venue, including banners and repainted entrances.

"It’s one thing to put up banners," Biane said. "It’s been painted all over everything."

Live Nation spokesman John Vlautin had no comment.

The shed was named Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen until Hyundai Motor America decided not to renew its sponsorship agreement earlier this year.

The 65,000-capacity amphitheatre, located in Glen Helen Regional Park north of San Bernardino, was originally named Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion when it was built. It is the largest amphitheatre in North America, with the lawn accommodating about 55,000 visitors.