Stockton Arena

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Stockton Arena
nickname = "The Arena"|

location = 248 W. Fremont St
Stockton, CA 95203
broke_ground = May 2003
opened = December 2, 2005
renovated =
closed =
demolished =
owner = City of Stockton
operator = International Facilities Group
surface =
construction_cost = $63 million
architect = 360 Architecture
former_names =
tenants = Stockton Thunder (ECHL) (2005-present)
Stockton Lightning (af2) (2006-present)
Stockton Cougars (MISL/PASL-Pro) (2005-present)
seating_capacity = 10,050 hockey, indoor soccer
11,800 basketball

Stockton Arena is an indoor arena in Stockton, California. It is primarily used for ice hockey, indoor soccer and arena football. It is the home arena of the Stockton Thunder ECHL Hockey team, Stockton Cougars Professional Arena Soccer League team and Stockton Lightning af2 Arena football team. It opened in December 2005 and seats approximately 10,000 people. The arena at maximum capacity can seat 11,800 people. The Stockton Arena is part of a waterfront entertainment center which includes Banner Island Ballpark, the home of the Stockton Ports minor league baseball team.

Construction delays caused the California Cougars and Stockton Thunder to play on extended road trips during the beginning of their 2005/2006 season.

The Stockton Arena hosted the 2008 ECHL All-Star game.

It hosted the "EliteXC : Unfinished Business" MMA event on the 26th July 2008.

Stockton Arena opened its doors to the public on December 2nd, 2005. The first sporting event was the Stockton Thunder hockey game on December 10, 2005 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,117.

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it also houses the worlds largest pole dancing group


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