If you build it, Sting might come. But if he doesn't, build it bigger.
The concert venue planned for the America's Cup Village at Piers 27-29 along The Embarcadero in San Francisco -- called the America's Cup Pavilion -- will fit 9,000 spectators, not the 4,000 originally planned and approved, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
The doubling was required in order to attract world-class entertainment, like Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sting, race organizers said.
It worked. Sting will perform at the new venue on June 2.
Plans for the America's Cup -- a yacht race that attracts some of the world's best sailors as well as wealthiest yacht owners -- were exhaustively reviewed for almost a year. The original plans called for a 4,000 person venue at the site; plans filed a year later, and deemed not worthy of further environmental review, called for a 10,000 person venue that would see up to 40 concerts between May 1 and October 31, the newspaper reported.
No acts other than Sting have been announced for the concert venue thus far.
The Pavilion is a temporary structure that will host America's Cup ceremonies and viewing events as well as music shows.