ARENA : FACTS

 

  • The CenturyLink Center Omaha Arena is big! A six-story building can fit inside the space.
  • This much space can hold a lot of people—18,300 people to be exact.
  • The Arena offers 32 Luxury Suites and more than 1,000 Club Seats.
  • There is plenty of space backstage, too. The Arena has 7 locker rooms, 5 dressing rooms, a media interview room and broadcast facilities.
  • We love our home teams! The Arena is home to Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball and UNO Maverick men’s hockey.
  • We are totally flexible. The Arena has hosted concerts, family shows, swimming, tennis, basketball, hockey, rodeos, motocross, circuses, volleyball on a hard court and a sand court and much, much more.
  • Two events in one day? No problem! Our floor can change over from basketball to hockey in one hour and twenty minutes.
  • Our floor crew is totally professional. They move 4,896 objects in that time to make the change.
  • Putting down the ice floor takes 10,000 gallons of water. The ice is approximately an inch thick.
  • More than ten miles of tubing underneath the concrete floor circulate the coolant necessary to keep the ice floor cold.
  • Major sporting events in the CenturyLink Center Omaha Arena include the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, the 2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, the 2008 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds, and the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming.
  • Major concerts in the CenturyLink Center Omaha Arena include The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, Billy Joel and Elton John on the same stage, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
  • Other major events include the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting and Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo and Stock Show.  
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