Town Toyota Center

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Town Toyota Center
"Eastmont Town Center"
Former names Greater Wenatchee Regional Event Center (2007–2008)
Town Toyota Arena (2008)
Location 1300 Walla Walla Avenue
Wenatchee, Washington 98802
 United States
Owner Wenatchee PFD
Operator Wenatchee PFD
Capacity Basketball: 5,000
Ice hockey/Arena football: 4,300
Concert: 5,800
Construction
Broke ground September 12, 2006[1]
Opened October 5, 2008[7]
Construction cost $52.8 million
($57.8 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs[3]
Project manager International Coliseums Company[4]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers[5]
Services engineer M-E Engineers. Inc.[5]
General contractor Hunt Construction Group[6]
Tenants
Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) (2008–present)
NCW High School Basketball Showcase (2008–present)
Wenatchee Valley Venom (IFL) (2010–2011)
2010 Pepsi Robertson Cup (NAHL) (2010)
Big Apple Hoop-la (2010)
Wenatchee Fire (PASL) (2008)

Town Toyota Center is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Wenatchee, Washington. The arena was built and is owned and managed by the Wenatchee Public Facilities District, or PFD. It is the home of the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club, Wenatchee Curling Club, and the Wenatchee Wild of the North American Hockey League.

During planning and early construction, the arena was known as the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center, but in August 2008, a local auto dealer bought the naming rights of the arena for an undisclosed amount, giving the arena its current name.

Default[edit]

The arena went into default in December 2011 and is expected to lose $400,000 in 2012.[8][dead link] A state bailout proposed in 2011 would loan WA money to Wenatchee to temporarily bail out the bond payments. The loan would be repaid back with a 0.2% sales tax increase in Wenatchee.[9][dead link]

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Coordinates: 47°26′32″N 120°19′18″W / 47.442326°N 120.3217185°W / 47.442326; -120.3217185