CURE Insurance Arena
|Former names||Sovereign Bank Arena (1999–2009)|
Sun National Bank Center (2009–2017)
|Location||81 Hamilton Avenue|
Trenton, NJ 08611 USA
|Public transit|| River Line|
at Hamilton Avenue
|Owner||Mercer County Improvement Authority|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 7,605|
|Broke ground||December 2, 1997|
|Opened||October 6, 1999|
|Construction cost||$53 million|
($81.3 million in 2019 dollars)
|Architect||Sink Combs Dethlefs|
|Structural engineer||Geiger Engineers|
|Services engineer||French & Parrello Associates, P.A.|
|General contractor||Gilbane Building Company|
|Trenton Titans/Devils (ECHL) (1999–2013)|
Trenton Shooting Stars (IBL) (1999–2001)
Trenton Lightning (IPFL) (2001)
Philadelphia Passion (LFL) (2009–2011)
Trenton Steel (SIFL) (2011)
New Jersey Rascals (PLL) (2012)
Trenton Freedom (PIFL) (2014–2015)
Jersey Flight (NAL) (2018–present)
The arena seats 7,605 for hockey and other ice events, 8,600 for basketball and up to 10,500 for concerts, family shows, and other events which makes it the largest arena in Central New Jersey. The arena is located next to, and served by, the Hamilton Avenue station on NJ Transit's River Line and New Jersey Route 129.
History and events
The arena opened as Sovereign Bank Arena on October 6, 1999, with a World Wrestling Entertainment event. On November 13, 2009, Sun National Bank signed a naming-rights deal for seven years for $2.1 million. Since the arena opened, it has hosted over 1200 events with over 4 million guests attending and has sold out shows by Bruce Springsteen, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Cher, Elton John, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber. Musical events have dwindled in the 2010s.
CURE Insurance Arena hosted the last regular season games of the premier 2018 JBA season.
Men's college basketball
Women's college basketball
In 2006, the arena hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. In 2009, the arena hosted the Trenton Regional of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament where the University of Connecticut went to the Women's Final Four.
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|Events and tenants|
TNA Impact! Zone
| Host of Hard Justice
TNA Impact! Zone