The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
is a convention center
located in Long Beach, California
. It was built on the site of the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium beginning in 1962. The primary venues of the complex include:
Long Beach Arena
The Long Beach Arena
was the first building to be completed in the complex. Capacities are as follows: 11,200 for hockey
, 13,609 for basketball
, and either 4,550, 9,200 or 13,500 for concerts
depending on the seating chart.
The Arena has hosted various entertainment and professional and college sporting events, most notably the volleyball
events of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games
For trade shows, the arena features 46,000 square feet (4300 m²) of space, with an additional 19,000 square feet (1800 m²) of space in the lobby and 29,000 square feet (2700 m²) in the concourse. Hanging from the arena's 77 foot (23 m) high ceiling is a center-hung scoreboard with four White Way "Mega Color" Animation Screens. There is an 11 by 15 foot SACO Smartvision LED Wall located on the south end of the arena.
Long Beach Arena was the site of the first National Hockey League
game involving an expansion team, as the Los Angeles Kings
and the Philadelphia Flyers
, both expansion teams, played on October 14, 1967. The Kings won, 4–2. The Kings played in Long Beach for the first half of their expansion season while the Forum
was being completed.
The arena was also one of... Read More