About The Xfinity Center

The Xfinity Center is at 885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048-3148. It’s within Mansfield, Massachusetts — a small but welcoming place within easy reach of larger cities like Boston and Providence.

Live Nation owns and operates the venue. With such a prominent organization running the show, you’ll find that the Xfinity Center’s upcoming shows list is always packed with worldwide stars.

Originally known as the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, the Xfinity Center has a massive capacity of up to 19,900 visitors. This comprises 7,000 reserved seats, 7,000 lawn seats, and a further 5,900 guests in general admission.

Following expansions, ownership changes, and corporate sponsorships, the Xfinity Center has become one of the northeast USA’s most popular outdoor music venues. It’s previously been named the top-grossing theater in the country.

The season runs from May to September, taking in the glorious New England summer evenings. Typically, there will be up to 40 concerts per year, drawing from various genres.

The Xfinity Center history

An outdoor amphitheater location was proposed in 1985 in Brookline, Massachusetts. However, it was later decided that Mansfield would provide a better spot, with its plentiful land availability and access to numerous larger cities.

The venue opened in June 1986. It was known as the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts. Today, many locals continue to refer to the arena only as “Great Woods.”

Early performers included pop artists and orchestras. Immediately, it became a popular venue due to its cozy outdoor setting and generous capacity. Following this early success, Great Woods expanded to attract New England’s biggest shows.

It was sold and renamed in the late 1990s, with further name changes in the 2000s and 2010s. Over the decades, the venue has been known as:

  • Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts (1986 – 1999)
  • Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (1999 – 2008)
  • Comcast Center (2008 – 2013)
  • The Xfinity Center (2014 – present.)
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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.

Over the years the center has had some of the biggest names in music, from rock legends Aerosmtih, Avenged Sevenfold, Nickelback, Pearl Jam and Phish. Many filming their live tours.

Naming history

  • Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts (June 13, 1986—July 8, 1999)
  • Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (July 9, 1999—June 3, 2008)
  • Comcast Center (June 4, 2008—December 31, 2013)
  • Xfinity Center (January 1, 2014—Present)

For more information on Events and listings please head over the xfinity center Schedule Page.


The Xfinity Center facility contains 16 parking lots providing ample parking for all ticket holders with no additional charge. Be assured that every effort is made to ensure a safe and speedy exit from the facility.

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Please be aware that no commercial vehicles of any kind are permitted into the parking lots.