List of ECHL arenas

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The following is a list of ECHL arenas including past, present, and future arenas:

Eastern Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Elmira Jackals First Arena 2000–present[1] 4,000 2000 Elmira, NY
Reading Royals
(Columbus Chill)
Sovereign Center 2001–present 7,083 2001 Reading, PA
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 1991–1999 7,000 1918 Columbus, OH
Wheeling Nailers
(Winston-Salem Thunderbirds)
WesBanco Arena
Wheeling Civic Center (1977–2003)
1992–present 5,500 1977 Wheeling, WV
Winston–Salem Memorial Coliseum 1988–1989 8,500 1955 Winston-Salem, NC
North Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Cincinnati Cyclones
(Miami Matadors)
(Louisville River Frogs)
U.S. Bank Arena 2001–present 12,823 1975 Cincinnati, OH
Miami Arena 1998–1999 14,823 1988 Miami, FL
Broadbent Arena 1995–1998 6,600 1977 Louisville, KY
Evansville IceMen Ford Center 2011–present 9,437 2011 Evansville, IN
Fort Wayne Komets Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 1952–present[2] 10,480 1952 Fort Wayne, IN
Kalamazoo Wings Wings Stadium 1974–present[3] 5,133 1974 Kalamazoo, MI
Toledo Walleye Huntington Center
Lucas County Arena (2009-2010)
2009–present 8,000 2009 Toledo, OH
South Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Florida Everblades Germain Arena
TECO Arena (1998-2004)
Everblades Arena (1998)
1998–present 7,128 1998 Estero, FL
Greenville Road Warriors
(Johnstown Chiefs)
BI-LO Center 2010–present 13,707 1998 Greenville, SC
Cambria County War Memorial Arena 1988–2010 3,745 1950 Johnstown, PA
Gwinnett Gladiators
(Mobile Mysticks)
Arena at Gwinnett Center 2003–present 11,500 2003 Duluth, GA
Mobile Civic Center 1995–2002 10,112 1964 Mobile, AL
Orlando Solar Bears Amway Center 2012–present 9,900 2010 Orlando, FL
South Carolina Stingrays North Charleston Coliseum 1993–present 10,568 1993 North Charleston, SC

Western Conference[edit]

Western Conference
Mountain Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Alaska Aces Sullivan Arena 1995–present 6,406 1983 Anchorage, AK
Colorado Eagles Budweiser Events Center 2011–present 7,200 2003 Loveland, CO
Idaho Steelheads CenturyLink Arena Boise
Qwest Arena (2005–11)
Bank of America Centre (1997-2005)
1997–present 5,300 1997 Boise, ID
Utah Grizzlies
(Lexington Men O' War)
(Macon Whoopee)
(Tallahassee Tiger Sharks)
(Huntsville Blast)
(Roanoke Valley Rebels)
(Virginia Lancers)
Maverik Center
E Center (1997-2010)
2005–present 10,100 1997 West Valley City, UT
Rupp Arena 2002–03 23,500 1976 Lexington, KY
Macon Coliseum 2001–02 7,182 1968 Macon, GA
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 1994–2001 12,100 1981 Tallahassee, FL
Von Braun Center 1993–94 6,602 1975 Huntsville, AL
LancerLot 1988–1993 Vinton, VA
Pacific Division
Team Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Bakersfield Condors Rabobank Arena
Bakersfield Centennial Garden (1998-2005)
1998–present 8,700 1998 Bakersfield, CA
Las Vegas Wranglers Orleans Arena 2003–present 7,773 2003 Paradise, NV
Ontario Reign
(Texas Wildcatters)
(Huntington Blizzard)
Citizens Business Bank Arena 2008–present 9,736 2008 Ontario, CA
Ford Arena 2003–2008 7,736 2003 Beaumont, TX
Huntington Civic Arena 1993–2000 9,000 1977 Huntington, WV
Stockton Thunder
(Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies)
(Birmingham Bulls)
(Cincinnati Cyclones)
Stockton Arena 2005–present 10,050 2005 Stockton, CA
Boardwalk Hall 2001–05 10,500 1926 Atlantic City, NJ
Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex 1992–2001 17,654 1976 Birmingham, AL
Cincinnati Gardens 1990–1992 10,208 1949 Cincinnati, OH

Future teams[edit]

Future Teams Arenas
Team Arena Inaugural Year in ECHL Capacity Opened City
Columbia Inferno Lexington County Arena 2012-13[4] Irmo, SC
Indy Fuel Fairgrounds Coliseum 2014-15 8,200 1936 Indianapolis, IN

Defunct teams[edit]

Defunct Teams Arenas
Team (years in ECHL) Arena Years Used Capacity Opened City
Arkansas RiverBlades
(1999-2003)
Alltel Arena 1999–2003 17,000 1999 N. Little Rock, AR
Augusta Lynx
(1998-2008)
(Raleigh IceCaps)
(1991-1998)
James Brown Arena
Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center (1974-2006)
1998–2008 9,167 1974 Augusta, GA
Dorton Arena 1991–98 7,610 1952 Raleigh, NC
Charlotte Checkers
(1993–2010)
Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte Bobcats Arena (2005–08)
2005–10 14,100 2005 Charlotte, NC
Cricket Arena
Independence Arena (1988-2001)
Charlotte Coliseum (1955–88)
1993–2005 9,605 1955
Chicago Express
(2011–12)
Sears Centre 2011–12 9,500 2006 Hoffman Estates, IL
Columbus Cottonmouths
(2001–04)
Columbus Civic Center 2001–04 7,509 1996 Columbus, GA
Dayton Bombers
(1991-2009)
Nutter Center 1996–2009 12,000 1990 Fairborn, OH
Hara Arena 1991–96 5,500 1964 Trotwood, OH
Fresno Falcons
(2003–08)
Selland Arena 2008 ;
1995-2003
11,300 1966 Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center 2003–2008 14,224 2003
Greensboro Generals
(1999-2004)
Greensboro Coliseum 1999–2004 21,273 1959 Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Monarchs
(1989–95)
Greensboro Coliseum 1989–95 21,273 1959 Greensboro, NC
Greenville Grrrowl
(1998-2006)
BI-LO Center 1998–2006 13,707 1998 Greenville, SC
Hampton Roads Admirals
(1989-2000)
Norfolk Scope 1989–2000 8,784 1971 Norfolk, VA
Jackson Bandits
(1999-2003)
(Chesapeake Icebreakers)
(1997–99)
Mississippi Coliseum 1999–2003 6,500 1962 Jackson, MS
The Show Place Arena 1997–99 5,800 Upper Marlboro, MD
Jacksonville Lizard Kings
(1995-2000)
(Louisville IceHawks)
(1990–94)
Jacksonville Coliseum 1995–2000 11,000 1960 Jacksonville, FL
Broadbent Arena 1990–94 6,600 1977 Louisville, KY
Long Beach Ice Dogs
(2003–07)
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center 2003–07 11,200 1962 Long Beach, CA
Louisiana IceGators
(1995-2005)
Cajundome 1995–2005 12,068 1985 Lafayette, LA
Mississippi Sea Wolves
(1996-2009)
Mississippi Coast Coliseum 1996–2009 9,150 1977 Biloxi, MS
New Orleans Brass
(1997-2002)
New Orleans Arena 1999–2002 16,500 1999 New Orleans, LA
Municipal Auditorium 1997–99 7,853 1930
Pee Dee Pride
(1997-2005)
(Knoxville Cherokees)
(1988–97)
Florence Civic Center 1997–2005 7,426 Florence, SC
James White Civic Coliseum 1989–97 7,141 1961 Knoxville, TN
Pensacola Ice Pilots
(1996-2008)
(Nashville Knights)
(1989-1996)
Pensacola Civic Center 1996–2008 8,150 1985 Pensacola, FL
Nashville Municipal Auditorium 1989–1996 9,700 1962 Nashville, TN
Peoria Rivermen
(1996-2005)
Carver Arena 1996–2005 9,542 1982 Peoria, IL
Phoenix RoadRunners
(2005–09)
US Airways Center
America West Arena (1992-2005)
2005–09 16,210 1992 Phoenix, AZ
Richmond Renegades
(1990-2003)
Richmond Coliseum 1990–2003 11,008 1971 Richmond, VA
Roanoke Express
(1993–2004)
Roanoke Civic Center 1993–2004 9,828 1971 Roanoke, VA
San Diego Gulls
(2003–06)
iPayOne Center
San Diego Sports Arena (1966–2004)
2003–06 12,900 1966 San Diego, CA
San Francisco Bulls
(2012–14)
Cow Palace 2012–14 11,089 1941 Daly City, CA
Toledo Storm[5]
(1991–2007)
Toledo Sports Arena 1991–2007 5,230 1947 Toledo, OH
Trenton Titans
(Trenton Devils)
(1999–2013)
Sun National Bank Center
Sovereign Bank Arena (1999-2009)
1999–2013 8,100 1999 Trenton, NJ
Victoria Salmon Kings
(Baton Rouge Kingfish)
(Erie Panthers)
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre 2005–2011 7,400 2005 Victoria, BC
Bear Mountain Arena 2004–05 2,300 2004
Riverside Centroplex 1996–2003 8,500 Late 1970s Baton Rouge, LA
Louis J. Tullio Arena 1988–96 5,524 1983 Erie, PA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elmira previously played in the United Hockey League from 2000-07 and joined the ECHL during the 2007-08 season.
  2. ^ Fort Wayne previously played in the International Hockey League from 1952–99, the UHL/IHL from 1999–2010, and the CHL from 2010–12. They joined the ECHL during the 2012–13 season.
  3. ^ Kalamazoo previously played in the International Hockey League from 1974-2000 and the UHL/IHL from 2000-09 and joined the ECHL during the 2009-10 season.
  4. ^ Columbia had an original run from 2001–2008, but voluntarily suspended their membership for the 2008–09 season as the try to build a new arena.
  5. ^ The Toledo franchise had an original run from 1991 until 2007, but voluntarily suspended their membership after the 2006–07 ECHL season in order to demolish the Toledo Sports Arena in order to build the Lucas County Arena. The new owners of the team also changed its nickname from Storm to Walleye.