Great Park Board Meeting: FIFA World Cup Training Facility, Amphitheater Relocation, and Cricket Pitch
Here are the notable items for the April 26, 2022 Great Park Board meeting. See agenda.
Reminder: This will be the first Great Park Board meeting under the new public comment policy. All public comments on agendized and non-agendized items will be heard at the very beginning of the meeting right after the Pledge of Allegiance.
Consent Calendar Items
Irvine’s Great Park may become the Training Site for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The draft Training Site Agreement and details can be found in the staff report.
|Agenda Item 1.5||* 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP TRAINING SITE AGREEMENT
2) Recommend to the City Council to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and approve a mutually agreed upon “Training Site Rental Fee” for use of the Great Park Sports Complex as a Training Site for 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Council Business Items
|PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS REPORT
For the past several months, Irvine Watchdog has asked for updates on more of the projects that have come before the Great Park Board.
The public has not received a comprehensive progress update since September 28, 2021. The September 2021 Great Park Development Report was 35 pages and provided updates on the numerous projects being decided in the Great Park. Compare it to this month’s 2-page report, agenda item 2.1.
What are the plans for the Great Park? What projects are still being considered? Which plans have been eliminated?
Here is a list of many projects that were proposed, but the public has not received updates on:
- American Museum of Natural History
- Art Museum
- BMX/Pump Track
- Botanic Gardens
- California Fire Museum
- Culture and Trade Center
- Equestrian Center
- Flying Leatherneck Museum
- Korean Gardens
- Museum of Heritage & Aviation
- Native American Museum
- Project Activ
- Rhino Rugby
- Surf Park
- Top Golf
- USA Swimming
- Whitewater (whitewater rafting)
- Wildfire Gymnastics
|EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITH LIVE NATION WORLDWIDE, INC. FOR AN AMPHITHEATER AT THE GREAT PARK
|EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN CRICKET ENTERPRISES INC., FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP CRICKET PITCH AT THE GREAT PARK