Tyson Events Center

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Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena
Sioux City Events Center from SW 3.jpg
Tyson Events Center features Gateway Arena (2002-2003, left) and Long Lines Family Recreation Center (right), formerly the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium (1938-1950).
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 for at least 9,500
Hockey: 6,731, with standing room for at least 9,500
Indoor football: 6,941, with standing room for at least 9,500
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground April 30, 2002[1]
Opened December 17, 2003[2]
Construction cost $52 million[2]
($67.7 million in 2016 dollars[3])
Architect Ellerbe Becket
FEH Associates
Services engineer KJWW Engineering Consultants, P.C.[4]
General contractor Mortenson/Klinger[2]
Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) (2003–present)
Sioux City Bandits (CIF) (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.

The arena has three spectator levels: one suite level and two general seating levels named the 100 level and the 200 level, respectively. 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), the Sioux City Bandits of Champions Indoor Football (CIF), and the Sioux City Hornets of the Midwest Basketball League (MBL).

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


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.

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  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. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ KJWW Engineering - Tyson Event Center

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