Belly Up For A New Venue

Officials with the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Southern California are advocating to build a 1,900-capacity, $19 million concert venue at the location’s Surfside Race Place.

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The 26-year-old facility is used for off-track betting but isn’t quite the draw it once was.

What’s good news for talent buyers is that it will give the area a larger concert option, according to the San Diego Reader.

Live Nation and AEG/Goldenvoice have a prominent presence in the region as well.

Fairgrounds spokeswoman Shawn Feist told the Reader once the funds are obtained, construction would begin with a tentative opening in late 2018.