DEVORE, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation has teamed up with an Inland Indian tribe in a naming rights deal for the venue formerly known as the Glen Helen Pavilion the Press-Enterprise reported. The new name for the venue is the San Manuel Amphitheatre. The terms of the agreement are for five years, but further financial details were not released.
This will be the second name change for the venue in recent months. The shed had been known as the Hyundai Pavilion for five years until dropping the name in favor of Glen Helen last April at the end of a 5-year deal between the automaker and Live Nation that had produces $120,000 a year for San Bernardino County. Live Nation has managed the venue for the county since 1993, shortly after it was built.
The deal however has raised some local controversy from San Bernadino County officials who question the numbers for the deal and have raised issue with who actually owns the naming rights in the first place.
"We don't believe the money is right and we will challenge who actually owns the naming rights to the facility," San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane told the Post-Enterprise.
According to Biane, an amendment added to the contract by the county after the Hyundai deal stipulated what would happen at the expiration of that deal and Biane contends that those stipulations were not held to. Biane seems to chalk it up to misunderstanding however.
"I think this all can be worked out," Biane said. "I think you've had a change in management at Live Nation that may not be familiar with the contract between Live Nation and the county."
A spokesman for Live Nation was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers