The Cove

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.

The Cove at Cal Expo
Crowds of people standing under sun coverings with large screens in the back
Rows of chairs in gated VIP area in front of a stage

Area Stats

Dimensions Measurements
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 In-house admissions and pre-sale 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.