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Adventist Health Arena

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Adventist Health Arena
Adventist Health Arena is located in California
Adventist Health Arena
Adventist Health Arena
Location within California
Adventist Health Arena is located in the United States
Adventist Health Arena
Adventist Health Arena
Location within the United States
Former namesStockton Arena (2005-2023)
Address248 West Fremont Street
LocationStockton, California
OwnerCity of Stockton
OperatorASM Global
CapacityConcert (center stage): 11,800
Concert (end stage): 10,414 Basketball: 11,193
Ice Hockey/Indoor soccer: 9,737
Arena football: 9,763
Broke groundApril 17, 2004[1]
OpenedDecember 2, 2005
Construction cost$68 million
($106 million in 2023 dollars[2])
Architect360 Architecture
Structural engineerMagnusson Klemencic Associates[3]
Services engineerFlack + Kurtz Inc.[3]
General contractorSwinerton Builders[4]
California Cougars (MISL/PASL-Pro) (2005–2011)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL) (2005–2015)
Stockton Lightning (AF2) (2006–2009)
Stockton Wolves (Independent) (2011)
California Eagles (AIF) (2012)
Stockton Heat (AHL) (2015–2022)
Stockton Kings (NBAGL) (2018–present)
Stockton Rush (M2) (2018–2019)

The Adventist Health Arena is an indoor arena in Stockton, California. It opened in December 2005 and seats a maximum of 12,000 fans.

It is the home venue of the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. Former tenants include the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, the Stockton Lightning arenafootball2 team, the Stockton Cougars Professional Arena Soccer League team, the Stockton Wolves independent indoor football team, the California Eagles American Indoor Football professional indoor football team and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL from 2005 until 2015.

The Adventist Health Arena is part of a downtown, waterfront entertainment center which includes Banner Island Ballpark, the home of the Stockton Ports minor league baseball team and the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, all part of the Stockton Waterfront Events Center.


The arena is part of a master-planned waterfront design on the western edge of the downtown Central Business District. The 360 Architecture designed venue is situated next to the Stockton Ballpark. A multi-purpose sporting and event center, the arena was envisioned as part of the region's quality of life improvements. Construction delays and inclement weather caused the Stockton Thunder and California Cougars to play on extended road trips during the beginning of their 2005/2006 season. Stockton Arena opened its doors to the public on December 2, 2005, with a Neil Diamond concert.  The first sporting event was a Stockton Thunder hockey game on December 10, 2005, in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,117, a game where the Thunder beat the Phoenix RoadRunners, 4–0. [5]

On October 24, 2023, Adventist Health and ASM Global announced plans for a new partnership that will rename the city of Stockton’s 10,000-seat facility to Adventist Health Arena.


The Adventist Health Arena hosted the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game, WWE house shows for both SmackDown/ECW and Raw, and the July 26, 2008 EliteXC: Unfinished Business MMA event.

On March 15, 2009, the California Cougars won their first ever league championship in the Stockton Arena, as the 2008–2009 PASL-Pro North American Champions.[6]

On December 9, 2009, the arena hosted the "Stockton Showcase" which featured a matchup between the nationally ranked California Golden Bears and the Pacific Tigers men's Basketball teams in front 8,704 fans, the largest crowd ever to see a Pacific Tigers basketball game in Stockton.[7]

On June 19, 2014, the San Jose Sharks announced that the arena would host a split-squad exhibition game featuring the Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks on September 23. The Sharks won 5–3.

On August 29, 2015, the arena hosted ArenaBowl XXVIII, which featured the Jacksonville Sharks and the San Jose SaberCats, with the SaberCats winning in what would be their final game.


  1. ^ Cooper, Audrey (April 17, 2004). "Groundbreaking a Tribute to Brownfields Cleanup". Stockton Record. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  3. ^ a b Architectural Record - Stockton Arena
  4. ^ California Arena Shipshape For Debut
  5. ^ Stockton Arena - Stockton Thunder
  6. ^ Dhillon, Jagdip (April 7, 2009). "Cougars Sale Official". Stockton Record. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Highfill, Bob (December 10, 2009). "More Than Shots, Fouls: Pacific Takes Another Step Beyond Campus Borders in 'Showcase'". Stockton Record. Retrieved May 28, 2012.

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