The Xfinity Center
The Xfinity Center Previously the Comcast Center is an outdoor venue located in the heart of Mansfield, Massachusetts. The venue boasts a huge seating capacity of 19,900, and is split into reserved and outdoor lawn seating. The venue opened June 13, 1986 as the “Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts” and was known as the busiest venue in the New England Area, hosting an impressive 80+ events per season. It has a more modest 36 events per season, however these are often featuring the biggest music artists in the world.
The staff are helpful and friendly enough. The venue itself if fine for most shows. Food and beverages are obscenely overpriced - that's par for the course. But the parking... the parking is unacceptable. It shouldn't take longer to park than it does to watch a concert. Why they haven't figured out something better is beyond me. Leaving the lot is just as torturous. There is off-site parking, but on top of all the ticket fees, etc. it adds up to quite an expensive outing.
Small venue to see a summer concert. Security and police do a good job. Covered seats towards the stage appear to be age 25+ crowd while the back / lawn seat area look young (
One of my favorite places to see a concert in the summertime. I've been here about 20 times. As much as I like it, it is not without its flaws. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: -Outdoor atmosphere -Free parking -30 to 40 shows per year featuring big name acts -Tailgating allowed before the show (usually) Cons: -Leaving the concert is a HUGE pain; it typically takes 60 to 90 minutes to leave the parking lot because of the traffic bottleneck getting from the parking lots out to the main road -Drinks are obscenely expensive -Originally known as Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, this place gets renamed frequently depending on naming rights contracts
Good open air, outdoor amphitheatre style concert venue with some seats under cover and most under the stars. Beers are ridiculously expensive and getting out never ends. Had my face melted off by Iron Maiden back in July. We were second row from the stage. I couldn't hear a thing for 3 days afterwards but it was worth it. ROCK ON!
Saw A Great performance by Counting Crows and Matchbox 20. My only complaint is rude bunch on woman behind us talking through the ENTIRE concert. I even asked them to stop talking but they selfishly talked more. Tried to enjoy a nice evening with our teenage sons and their takeaway was "People are self absorbed" and I couldn't argue. It would be nice if they made a video of show and we could enjoy the music in the comfort of our home. My message to them is next time get lawn seats where it's a little more OK to talk. Save the seats for the real fans who appreciate the talent they paid to see! Thank you Adam and Rob for an incredible show. You sound great!