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WFCU Centre, Windsor, ONT

It’s okay to get a new arena in town once every 85 years or so. Just ask folks in Windsor, Ontario. Scheduled Opening: December 2008 Capacity: 6,469 Owner: City of Windsor Arena Cost: $ 65 million (combined figure with rec center and other arenas in complex) Suites: 33 Team (s): Windsor Spitfires (OHL) Address: 8787 […]

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Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK

A renovated Ford Center will be the home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Year Opened: 2002 (remodeled in 2008) Capacity: 19,599 (basketball); 18,036 (hockey); 17,868 (arena football) Owner: City of Oklahoma City Arena Cost: $89 million Suites: 56 Team (s): Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA); Oklahoma City Blaze (CHL); Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (af2) Address: […]

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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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