Tyson Events Center
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|
|Owner||City of Sioux City|
|Operator||City of Sioux City|
Basketball: 6,813, with standing room at least 9,500
Hockey: 6,731, with standing room at least 9,500
Indoor football: 6,941, with standing room at least 9,500
|Broke ground||April 30, 2002|
|Opened||December 17, 2003|
|Construction cost||$52 million
($67 million in 2016 dollars)
|Services engineer||KJWW Engineering Consultants, P.C.|
|Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) (2003–present)
Sioux City Bandits (CIF) (2004–present)
The arena has three spectator levels: one suite level and two general seating levels named the 100 level and the 200 level. 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 starting in 2016, will be the home of 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 Woman's Volleyball National Tournament, and the Division II NAIA Woman'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.
- The site has hosted World Wrestling Entertainment on numerous occasions which include a live un-televised event on September 25, 2004, followed by a televised SmackDown on May 17, 2005, and then by four televised Raw programs on July 10, 2006, February 5, 2007, January 12, 2009 along with an ECW taping the same night, and Raw on July 1, 2013. There was another non-televised show on August 16, 2009. It has also hosted TNA Wrestling Live on June 4, 2010.
- It has also hosted numerous concerts, by Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Cher, Rascal Flatts, Fleetwood Mac, Nickelback, 311, Neil Diamond, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Buckcherry, The Offspring, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Whitesnake, Papa Roach and Creed, among others.
- This venue has also hosted comedian Larry The Cable Guy on three different occasions.
- President George W. Bush visited here to speak during his re-election campaign in 2004.
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- KJWW Engineering - Tyson Event Center