Lakeview Arena

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Lakeview Arena
Location 401 East Fair Avenue
Marquette, Michigan
Owner City of Marquette
Operator Parks and Recreation Department
Capacity 3,100 (hockey)
Surface 200 by 85 feet (61 m × 26 m) (hockey)
Opened 1974
Tenants
Marquette Rangers (2006–2010)
Northern Michigan Wildcats ice hockey (1976–1999)

Lakeview Arena is a 3,100-seat multi-purpose arena, located in Marquette, Michigan. It was opened in 1974, during the Marquette Iron Rangers hockey season. The team had previously played in the historic Palestra, a building that had moved from Laurium, Michigan in 1921 and was torn down shortly after Lakeview opened. From 1976 to 1999, it was the home of Northern Michigan University's hockey program, and it was there, during the 1990–91 season, that the Wildcats posted a perfect home record on their way to the 1991 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

KISS performed at the arena during their Animalize Tour on March 14, 1985, during their Crazy Nights Tour on January 5, 1988, and during their Hot in The Shade Tour on October 4, 1990. Today, the building is used for local hockey programs, as well as other events and conventions in the city. It is also was home to the Marquette Rangers, of the NAHL, between 2006 and 2010, before moving off to Flint. It is owned by the city and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Coordinates: 46°33′26″N 87°23′13″W / 46.557257°N 87.386832°W / 46.557257; -87.386832