Dignity Health Event Center

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Dignity Health Event Center
Former names Jam Events Center (2009-2012)
Location 1400 Norris Road
Bakersfield, California 93308
Capacity Basketball: 500
Opened 2009
Tenants
Bakersfield Jam (D-League) (2009–present)

The Dignity Health Event Center is a multipurpose arena in Bakersfield, California. Having opened in December 2009 (as the Jam Events Center), it is home to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[1][2]

Currently, the arena seats 500 people but it is expandable to 700.

Jam owner Steve Ellis estimated in 2010 that the team is saving $500,000 a season by using the smaller facility rather than the much larger Rabobank Arena for home games.

Because of the very small seating capacity, no single-game tickets are available for any contest.[3]

This is also the team's practice facility. This dual use, while rare, is not unprecedented, even in the D-League. Starting with the 2009-10 season, the Los Angeles D-Fenders shifted some home games to the Toyota Sports Center from the Staples Center. After a one-year hiatus for 2010-11, the D-Fenders resumed playing at the Toyota Sports Center in 2011-12.

On August 21, 2012, it was announced that Dignity Health had signed a three-year naming rights deal with the Jam, changing the name to the Dignity Health Event Center effective immediately.[4]

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Coordinates: 35°25′11″N 119°02′59″W / 35.41972°N 119.04972°W / 35.41972; -119.04972