Tyson Events Center

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Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena
Location 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51101
Coordinates 42°29′29″N 96°24′26″W / 42.49139°N 96.40722°W / 42.49139; -96.40722Coordinates: 42°29′29″N 96°24′26″W / 42.49139°N 96.40722°W / 42.49139; -96.40722
Owner City of Sioux City
Operator City of Sioux City
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Basketball: 6,813, with standing room at least 9,500
Hockey: 6,731, with standing room at least 9,500
Football: 6,941, with standing room at least 9,500
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground April 30, 2002[1]
Opened December 17, 2003[2]
Construction cost $52 million[2]
($66.7 million in 2014 dollars[3])
Architect Ellerbe Becket
FEH Associates
Services engineer KJWW Engineering Consultants, P.C.[4]
General contractor Mortenson/Klinger[2]
Tenants
Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) (2003-present)
Sioux City Bandits (CPIFL) (2003-present)
CNOS Foundation Basketball Classic (2004-present)

The Gateway Arena is a multi-purpose arena inside the Tyson Events Center, located in Sioux City, Iowa and sponsored by Tyson Foods and Gateway, Inc..

Tyson Events Center showing component structures
Tyson Events Center features Gateway Arena (2002-2003, left) and Long Lines Family Recreation Center (right), formerly the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium (1938-1950).

The arena has three spectator levels: one suite level and two general seating levels named the 100 level and the 200 level. Its official maximum capacity is 10,000.

Owned and operated by the City of Sioux City, it is located on the riverfront overlooking the Missouri River.

It is home to the Sioux City Musketeers, of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Sioux City Bandits, of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL).

This arena also hosts many college tournaments associated with the NAIA, including the NAIA Wrestling National Tournament, NAIA Woman's Volleyball National Tournament, and the Division II NAIA Woman's National Basketball Tournament, which was won back-to-back in 2004 and 2005 by Sioux City's Morningside College Mustangs.

History[edit]

The arena opened in 2003, expanding out from the old Sioux City Municipal Auditorium, which was later closed as an auditorium and converted into the Long Lines Family Recreation Center.

Hosted events[edit]

  • The site has hosted World Wrestling Entertainment on numerous occasions which include a live un-televised event on September 25, 2004, followed by a televised SmackDown on May 17, 2005, and then by four televised Raw programs on July 10, 2006, February 5, 2007, January 12, 2009 along with an ECW taping the same night, and Raw on July 1, 2013. There was another non-televised show on August 16, 2009. It has also hosted TNA Wrestling Live on June 4, 2010.
  • President George W. Bush visited here to speak during his re-election campaign in 2004.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tullis, Nate (May 1, 2002). "Proud City Breaks Ground for Events Center". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Muret, Don (December 1, 2003). "Gateway Arena Anchors Sioux City Complex". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ KJWW Engineering - Tyson Event Center

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