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Comcast Center
Great Woods
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Coordinates 41°59′33″N 71°13′12″W / 41.992479°N 71.219983°W / 41.992479; -71.219983Coordinates: 41°59′33″N 71°13′12″W / 41.992479°N 71.219983°W / 41.992479; -71.219983
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Opened June 1986
Location Mansfield, Massachusetts
Owner Live Nation
Former name(s) Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 19,900

Comcast Center (formerly known as Great Woods and Tweeter Center) is a Live Nation-owned outdoor amphitheatre located in Mansfield, Massachusetts, 30 miles south of Boston, Massachusetts, USA at the intersection of I-495 and Route 140. The seating capacity is approximately 19,900. Approximately 7,000 are covered seats in the pavilion, 7,000 are open-air seats, and general admission is on the lawn. It was originally known as Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts until 1999 when Tweeter purchased the naming rights renaming the venue; Tweeter Center. However, due to recent financial struggles and possible bankruptcy, the Tweeter Home Entertainment Group opted out of its naming contract with the venue. Beginning in the summer of 2008, Comcast purchased the naming rights officially renaming the venue Comcast Center. The 2008 WBCN River Rave was the last event at the "Tweeter Center", the next day, there was another event from (sister station) WZLX at the "Comcast Center". Because it is an outdoor venue, the Comcast Center is generally open May through September. The Comcast Center has been named to host the 23rd annual Farm Aid concert to support American agricultural workers.

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History

Artists who have played there include, Aerosmith, Journey, Heart, No Doubt, Blink 182, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, TLC, Celine Dion, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, John Mayor, Kanye West.

Special musical performances

The following artists have engaged in a special performance at the venue:

  • Aerosmith (performed here 22 times in their career[1]; their live performance in the film Be Cool was filmed here)
  • Flyleaf (Family Values 2006 DVD was filmed here)
  • Gin Blossoms (part of their video "As Long as It Matters" was filmed there during River Fest 1996)
  • James Taylor (once for four consecutive dates, a house record)
  • Korn (Family Values 2006 DVD was filmed here)
  • Nickelback (part of their music video "Rockstar" was filmed here)
  • Pearl Jam (including the 7/11/03 show which is the longest show the band has ever played)
  • Rush (2 songs from their 6/23/1997 concert here, are featured on the live album "Different Stages: Live")
  • Stone Sour (Family Values 2006 DVD was filmed here)
  • The Fray (Part of The Fray's music video "All At Once" was filmed here)
  • The Who (The DVD, "The Who: Live in Boston" was filmed here in September 2002)
  • Phish (A track from 1994's A Live One was recorded here)
  • Blink-182 (They played at the Comcast Center on August 6th, 2009 as part of their Summer 2009 Reunion Tour)

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