Pinnacle Bank Arena

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Pinnacle Bank Arena
Pinnacle Bank Arena, 2 Sep 2013, 21 of 27.jpg
Former names West Haymarket Arena
Location 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508 United States.
Coordinates 40°49′4″N 96°42′48″W / 40.81778°N 96.71333°W / 40.81778; -96.71333Coordinates: 40°49′4″N 96°42′48″W / 40.81778°N 96.71333°W / 40.81778; -96.71333
Owner City of Lincoln
Operator SMG
Executive suites 36[1]
Capacity 15,147 (Basketball)[1]
14,620 (End Stage)[1]
16,130 (Center Stage)[1]
15,290 (Volleyball)[1]
12,700 (Ice)[1]
14,660 (Boxing)[1]
10,900 (Half-House)[1]
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground September 7, 2011[2]
Built September 2011–August 2013
Opened August 16, 2013[6]
Construction cost $180,797,782[3]
Architect DLR Group
BVH (Arena Exterior)
Clark Enersen Partners (landscape & hardscape design, parking)
Project manager Paula Yancey (PC Sports)[4]
Structural engineer Buro Happold[5]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[5]
General contractor Mortenson/Hampton

Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball

Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball

Pinnacle Bank Arena is an indoor arena in the West Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S, with a seating capacity of 15,147. It hosts basketball games and replaced the Bob Devaney Sports Center as the home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers men's and women's basketball teams. A turnback tax to support a $25 million bond was approved by the voters of Lincoln on May 11, 2010.[7]

On December 6, 2011, it was announced that Pinnacle Bank purchased the naming rights to the arena, at a cost of $11.25 million for 25 years.[8] The fifth concert was American singer, Pink on November 9, 2013, which sold out.[9] Michael Bublé, Jason Aldean, The Eagles, Elton John, Jay-Z, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Miranda Lambert also performed at the new arena in the fall of 2013. On the night before Pink's concert, the Nebraska men's and women's basketball teams played their first game in the arena. The women played Top 25 team UCLA on November 8, 2013,[10] and the men played 2013 Cinderella FGCU that same night.[11]

The arena held its first event on August 16, 2013 as it hosted the University of Nebraska's summer commencement ceremony.[6]


  • 36 founders and executive suites[1]
  • 20 loge boxes[1]
  • 832 club seats[12]
  • 73 concession points of sale[1]
  • Two private club lounges[1]
  • Husker Authentic Team store[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Pinnacle Bank Arena". University of Nebraska Athletic Media Relations. December 6, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Abourezek, Kevin (September 7, 2011). "City, University Celebrate West Haymarket Arena Groundbreaking". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pinnacle Bank Arena". Haymarket Now. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hicks, Nancy (July 28, 2011). "Lincoln is Fifth Arena for New Project Manager Paula Yancey". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Buro Happold Selected as Structural Engineers for New Nebraskan Basketball Arena". Buro Happold. August 17, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Pascale, Jordan (August 16, 2013). "First Arena Event Goes Smoothly, Brings Life to the West Haymarket". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Winter, Deena (May 11, 2010). "Lincoln Says Yes to Haymarket Arena". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Pascale, Jordan (December 6, 2011). "Beutler: Arena Name 'Icing on the Cake'". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ Bauer, Kristin (March 30, 2013). "P!NK Concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sells Out". KOLN (Gray Television). Archived from the original on March 31, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ Dickson, Darnell (November 7, 2013). "NU Women's Hoops Team Blows Out UCLA". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kaarre, Jourdyn (November 8, 2013). "New Hope, Big Win on Opening Night". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hicks, Nancy (July 22, 2012). "Arena Club Seats to Be Available for Lease for $750 a Year". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 

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