Prescott Valley Event Center

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Prescott Valley Event Center
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Former names Tim's Toyota Center (2007–2014)
Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center (2006–2007)
Address 3201 North Main Street
Location Prescott Valley, Arizona
Owner City of Prescott Valley
Operator Encore Facility Management
Capacity 6,200 (concerts)
5,100 (basketball)
4,810 (ice hockey)
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground August 23, 2005[1]
Opened November 6, 2006[6]
Construction cost $36 million
($42.8 million in 2017 dollars[2])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
Project manager International Coliseums Company[3]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.[4]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.
General contractor Hunt Construction Group[5]
Tenants
Arizona Sundogs (CHL) (2006–2014)
Arizona Adrenaline (AIFA/IFL) (2008, 2011)
Arizona Outlaws (AIF) (2012)
Northern Arizona Suns (NBA D-League) (2016–present)
Tim's Toyota Center
Tim's Toyota Center before an Arizona Sundogs hockey game

The Prescott Valley Event Center (formerly Tim's Toyota Center and originally built as the Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center) is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena located at 3201 North Main Street in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Since opening in November 2006, it is home to a variety of Arizona Interscholastic Association basketball and wrestling competitions; for instance, in 2011, it hosted the 1A and 2A Conference semifinal and finals games and the 3A Conference quarterfinals. It has also hosted a few monster truck shows.

The arena hosted the American Indoor Football's Arizona Outlaws in 2012 and the Central Hockey League's Arizona Sundogs from 2006 to 2014.

Tim's Toyota, a Toyota dealership in Prescott with used car lots in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, paid an undisclosed sum to be the corporate sponsor and namesake of the arena. That deal expired on September 30, 2014, with the arena reverting to the Prescott Valley Event Center name.[7]

Features[edit]

The only arena of its size between Las Vegas and Phoenix, other than the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, it is northern Arizona's sports and entertainment venue.

Among its amenities are 24 luxury suites (including two party suites), 400 club seats and parking for 3,000 cars. The arena accommodates up to 6,200 for concerts.

Events[edit]

The venue has hosted well-known bands such as Chicago, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Three Doors Down, and ZZ Top. It hosted its first-ever WWE event on July 29, 2007. Also, when the fair comes, the inside of the arena is used as a display.

The venue also hosted a high-profile college basketball game on November 30, 2011, when Brigham Young University faced Northern Arizona.

On April 11, 2016, it was announced that the Phoenix Suns would own their affiliate NBA D-League team, the Northern Arizona Suns, full-time, and would have the team move from Bakersfield, California (since they were originally named the Bakersfield Jam) to Prescott Valley for the 2016–17 season.

On October 4, 2016, presidential candidate and eventual elect Donald Trump gave a speech at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Entertainment Executives Participate in Arena Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Prescott Valley, Arizona" (Press release). Global Entertainment Group. August 25, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Leader in Events Center Development" (PDF). Global Entertainment Group. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Event Centers". Schuff Steel. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hunt Selected by City of Mesa for Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility" (Press release). Hunt Construction Group. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Mark (June 11, 2006). "Prescott Valley Celebrates Events Center Milestone". Prescott Daily Courier. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Event center name change takes effect". The Daily Courier. October 1, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°35′21″N 112°20′11″W / 34.589242°N 112.336361°W / 34.589242; -112.336361