CenturyLink Arena Boise
|Full name||CenturyLink Arena Boise|
|Former names||Bank of America Centre, Qwest Arena|
|Location||233 South Capitol Boulevard
|Broke ground||January 21, 1996|
|Opened||September 24, 1997|
|Operator||Block 22 LLC|
|Construction cost||$50 million
($72.7 million in 2013 dollars)
|Structural engineer||Cary Kopczynski & Company|
|Services engineer||Engineering Incorporated|
|General contractor||McAlvain Construction, Inc.|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 5,002
|Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) (1997–present)
Idaho/Boise Stallions (IPFL) (1999–2001)
Idaho Stampede (D-League) (2001–present)
Boise Burn (AF2) (2006–2009)
CenturyLink Arena Boise (also known as CenturyLink Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. It holds 5,002 fans for ice hockey, 5,300 for basketball, 5,732 for end-stage concerts, 6,400 for boxing and up to 6,800 for center-stage concerts. It contains 4,508 permanent seats. It was built for $50 million.
It has been home to the Idaho Steelheads ECHL ice hockey team since 1997, the home of the Boise Stallions Indoor football team from 1999 to 2001, the home of the Idaho Stampede D-League basketball team during the 2001 season and again since the 2005-06 season, and the home of the Boise Burn arena football team from 2007 to 2009.
The arena features 39 corporate suites, 1,100 Club Premiere seats, standing room space for 200 people, The Zone restaurant overlooking the arena, as well as a Blimpie franchise among the 9 concession stands. The arena is physically connected to the Grove Hotel at the corner of Front Street & Capitol Boulevard in Boise. The main entrance to the arena is from the Grove Plaza. There are two scoreboards and a Daktronics ProStar videoboard.
Other events hosted in the facility include concerts, trade shows, conventions, ice shows and various other sporting events, including professional wrestling, MMA, and the Treasure Valley Rollergirls roller derby squad. The Grove Hotel has 36,000 square feet (3,300 m2) of meeting and convention space in addition to the 22,247 square feet (2,066.8 m2) of arena floor space at the CenturyLink Arena.
CenturyLink Arena has hosted two NBA D-League Showcases in 2008 and 2010. Each Showcase had all NBA D-League teams play for 4 days, and showed their talent in front of National TV (NBA TV) and had scouts all around the country.
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