|Former names||Bank of America Centre, Qwest Arena|
|Location||233 South Capitol Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83702
|Owner||Block 22 LLC|
|Operator||Block 22 LLC|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 5,002
|Broke ground||January 21, 1996|
|Opened||September 24, 1997|
|Construction cost||$50 million
($74.6 million in 2016 dollars)
|Structural engineer||Cary Kopczynski & Company|
|Services engineer||Engineering Incorporated|
|Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) (1997–present)
Idaho/Boise Stallions (IPFL) (2000–2001)
Idaho Stampede (NBA D-League) (2005–2016)
Boise Burn (AF2) (2007–2009)
CenturyLink Arena (originally Bank of America Centre and formerly Qwest Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho, United States. 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 the home arena of the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL since 1997, the Boise Stallions of the Indoor Professional Football League in 2000 and 2001, the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League from 2005 to 2016, and the Boise Burn of the af2 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.
Many artists and bands have performed at the Century Link Arena. Some of example of bands who have played there are The Cure, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Shinedown, Skillet, Luke Bryan, Ringo Starr and his All Star Band and Rise Against.
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