Berry Events Center

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Berry Events Center
Location Marquette, Michigan
Coordinates 46°33′28″N 87°23′34″W / 46.557652°N 87.392675°W / 46.557652; -87.392675Coordinates: 46°33′28″N 87°23′34″W / 46.557652°N 87.392675°W / 46.557652; -87.392675
Owner Northern Michigan University
Operator Northern Michigan University
Capacity 3,802 (ice hockey)
4,300 (basketball)
Surface 200 by 100 feet (61 m × 30 m) (ice hockey)
Construction
Opened October 1, 1999
Construction cost $11 million (approximate)
Tenants
Northern Michigan Wildcats
(Hockey & Basketball)

Berry Events Center is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Marquette, Michigan, in the United States that opened in 1999. It is home to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats ice hockey and basketball teams. The arena also houses the US Speedskating Team. It was built in 1999, and is named for John W. Berry, Jr., class of 1971, a primary benefactor of the facility. The arena replaced Lakeview Arena, the home of Wildcat hockey for its first twenty-three seasons.

The arena contains 16 luxury suites and standing room for 400 fans. It is also the premier sports and entertainment venue in the Upper Peninsula, accommodating up to 5,675 for concerts.

It was one of two arenas in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association to have Olympic-size ice (200 by 100 feet or 61 by 30 metres), the other was at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

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