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Salinas Sports Complex
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Location Salinas, California
Broke ground 1911 (grounds)
1924 (stadium)
Opened 1911 (grounds)
1924 (stadium)
Owner City of Salinas
Operator California Rodeo Salinas
Surface Grass, Dirt
Construction cost None
Capacity 17,000 (all-seated)
Tenants
California Rodeo Salinas 1911-Present
California Jaguars (USL) 1995-1999
High School Sports, Cal State Monterey Bay Softball

The Salinas Sports Complex is a sporting complex located in Salinas, California on the Central Coast. The main feature of the complex is a 17,000-seat stadium suitable for rodeo, soccer, American football, and rugby. This stadium is where the Palma Chieftains play their football and soccer home games.

The grounds have been home to the California Rodeo Salinas since 1911. The original wood stadium structure was built in 1924 and replaced in 1996. The stadium's field is wide enough to host soccer matches along with football games, and indeed it hosted the California Jaguars of the United Soccer Leagues (then USISL) from 1995 to 1999.

The complex is also home to baseball, and softball fields.

The stadium does not only host rodeo and sports events, it can be converted into a race track for auto racing, monster truck shows, and motorcycle racing.

Concerts have been held at the venue, such as The Eagles in 2005, RBD in 2006, The Scorpions in 2006, Mary J. Blige in 2007 Luis Miguel in 2007, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2009.

The Eagles performed at the venue in 2005 for their California Tour, selling out the stadium with 15,000 fans.

The Mexican Phenomenon RBD also performed selling the whole stadium and having still more than 10,000 fans wanting to come in.

The Scorpions performed to a crowd of 6,000 fans for their 2006 "Unbreakable" tour.

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Coordinates: 36°41′39″N 121°39′06″W / 36.694183°N 121.651784°W / 36.694183; -121.651784

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