Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe, Arizona)
|Former names||ASU Activity Center (1974–97)|
|Location||600 E Veterans Way|
Tempe, AZ 85287
|Owner||Arizona State University|
|Opened||April 29, 1974|
|Construction cost||$8 million|
($47.9 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||Drover, Welch & Lindlan, Inc.|
|General contractor||Olson Construction Company|
|Arizona State Sun Devils (NCAA) (1974–present)|
Constructed in the spring of 1974 as the ASU Activity Center and at the cost of $8 million, it is the home of multiple Arizona State University athletic teams, to include men's basketball, women's basketball, women's volleyball, women's gymnastics, and men's wrestling. The facility also plays host to graduation ceremonies and a variety of concerts and shows. The building replaced Sun Devil Gym as the primary arena for the Sun Devils' basketball team.
Naming rights for the arena were purchased by Wells Fargo & Co. in 1997.
The structure is 403 feet long, 340 feet wide and six stories high. The structure contains offices and locker rooms for men's basketball, women's basketball, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's track and field team, along with a weight room, coaches and film rooms, and an equipment room.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performed at the arena on November 5, 1980 during the River Tour. Video and audio of the show were released in 2015 in conjunction with the band's The Ties That Bind commemorative box set, and their performance of "Badlands" was included on 1986's Live 1975–85 album.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "ASU Tempe Campus Buildings Survey, 1960-2007" (PDF). Arizona State University. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- Haller, Doug (December 4, 2010). "ASU Reduces Capacity at Wells Fargo Arena". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
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