is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena
, Bakersfield, California
, USA. Located downtown at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and N Street, it was built in 1998, and was originally known as Centennial Garden.
The city-owned arena sold naming rights to the Dutch cooperative bank Rabobank
in 2005, which also sponsors cycling
and field hockey
teams. The naming rights contract, signed for $2.5 million dollars, lasts through 2015.
It is home to the Bakersfield Condors ECHL ice hockey team
and California State University, Bakersfield
Roadrunners Men's NCAA
Division I basketball. Rabobank Arena was the former home of the af2
affiliated Bakersfield Blitz
Arena Football team which disbanded due to financial difficulties after the 2007 season. CSU Bakersfield now plays in Division I as an independent and currently plays all of its men's basketball games at Rabobank Arena. The women's team, which used to play their games at Rabobank Arena, have opted to have all of their games played at the more intimate on-campus Icardo Center
. Rabobank Arena is also the current home to the California Interscholastic Federation
High School State Wrestling Championship Tournament held the first weekend in March. As a concert
venue, the arena seats 6,400 for half-house shows and up to 10,225 for center stage and end-stage shows. The arena floor measures of total space.
The southern concourse of Rabobank Arena serves as the exhibit home of the Bob Elias Kern County Hall of... Read More