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Lucas County Arena, Toledo, OH

A new downtown Toledo arena will be the home of an ECHL team and run by the same people behind the successful Toledo Mud Hens. Scheduled Opening: September 2009 Capacity: 10,000 Owner: Toledo Arena Sports, Inc. Arena Cost: $105 million Suites:   Team (s): Toledo Walleye (ECHL) Address: 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604 Phone: […]

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Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario, CA

A new Ontario, Cal. arena will house an ECHL team and a D-League franchise. Scheduled Opening: October 2008 Capacity: 10,832 (basketball); 9,736 (hockey) Owner: City of Ontario Arena Cost: $130 million Suites: 36 Team (s): Ontario Reign (ECHL) Address: 400 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764 Phone: 909-484-2020 Website:

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Urban Plains Center, Fargo, ND

Fargo is returning to the USHL  this year — and it has a nifty, new rink to house the team in. URBAN PLAINS CENTER — FARGO, ND Scheduled Opening: October 2008 Capacity: 6,000 (basketball); 5,000 (hockey) Owner: Metro Sports Foundation Arena Cost: $ 44 million Suites: 40 Team (s): Fargo Force (USHL) Address: 5220 30th […]

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Lincoln Ice Box / Lincoln, Nebraska

Often you’ll hear that the nicest gifts come in small boxes. Although this term usually applies to fine jewelry, the thought can just as easily apply to the Ice Box where the United States Hockey League’s Lincoln Stars play. Located on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds, the facility is also known as the Coliseum — host […]

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Kansas Coliseum / Wichita

The Kansas Coliseum has considerable charms that loyal Wichita Thunder hockey fans truly appreciate. To put it nicely, they are close to the action, and every seat yields a good view of the action. In a word — intimate. So much so, Thunder opponents in the Central Hockey League are probably just counting the days […]

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Dale F. Halton Arena / Barnhardt Student Activities Center (SAC) / Charlotte, N.C.

Dale F. Halton Arena is the centerpiece of the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (commonly known as "the SAC") on the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) campus. Hosting the 49ers men’s and women’s basketball teams, the volleyball team and a wide array of campus activities and other events, this is a bustling place most of […]

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Ford Center / Oklahoma City

The Ford Center has every intention of achieving big-league status, and in most respects this six-year-old arena qualifies. Excellent location and exterior appearance, coupled with a large seating capacity, good interior lighting, superb sight lines and sound add up to a favorable experience overall. And, yet, you can’t help but notice there’s room for considerable […]

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Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul

It is hard to imagine an arena that is having a better run these days than St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. Seems a week doesn’t go by when the arena isn’t in the news receiving some plaudits. In December, Sports Illustrated decided, in part because of the nonstop sellouts at Xcel, to take the title […]

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