Budweiser Events Center

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Budweiser Events Center
BudweiserEventsCenter.jpg
Location 5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Broke ground August 26, 2002[1]
Opened September 20, 2003
Owner Larimer County
Operator Global Spectrum
Construction cost $28 million
($35.9 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect PBK Architects Inc.[3]
Bullock Smith & Partners[4]
Kenney & Associates Inc.[4]
Structural engineer KL&A, Inc.[4]
Services engineer US Engineering Co.[3]
General contractor Neenan Construction Co.[3]
Capacity 7,200 (concerts)
5,289 (ice hockey)
Tenants
Colorado Eagles (ECHL) (2003-present)
Colorado Ice (IFL) (2006-present)
Colorado Lightning (PASL-Pro) (2008-2009)

The Budweiser Events Center is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Loveland, Colorado (USA). The Arena is located on The Ranch (Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex) and is owned by Larimer County, Colorado and managed by Global Spectrum, L.P., and tickets are handled by ComcastTIX.

It is home to the Colorado Eagles ice hockey team, the Colorado Ice indoor football team and the Colorado Lightning indoor soccer team.

It contains 777 club seats and 24 luxury suites.[3]

History[edit]

Construction was completed and doors opened for the first event on September 20, 2003 with a sold-out exhibition hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Florida Panthers.

The Colorado Eagles established a new standard for minor league professional hockey with their 145th consecutive regular season sellout, set on January 12, 2008 in a victory vs. rival Rocky Mountain Rage.

Including playoff games, the Eagles have sold out 181 consecutive games total – every single game in their four-and-a-half years of operation.

Notable Events[edit]

The Colorado Eagles hosted the 2009 CHL All-Star Game at the Budweiser Events Center.

The Events Center has played host to: musicians David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Yes, and ZZ Top; comedians Bill Cosby, Ron White, Carlos Mencia & Larry the Cable Guy; as well as Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, The Wiggles, Sesame Street Live & The Harlem Globetrotters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rebchook, John (August 27, 2002). "Work Begins on Larimer Fairgrounds, Events Complex". Rocky Mountain News (Denver). Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Loveland Colo Gets Arena That It Has Been Dying For
  4. ^ a b c KL&A Public Projects

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Eagles

2003 – present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Ice

2006 – present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Lightning

2008 – present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 40°26′38″N 104°59′22″W / 40.44389°N 104.98944°W / 40.44389; -104.98944