The Verizon Wireless Center
is a 5,280-seat (8,200 for concerts) multi-purpose arena
, in Mankato, Minnesota
, built in 1995.
It is home to the Minnesota State University
Mavericks ice hockey
team and hosts musical performances and other events.
Prior to the building of the arena, MSU played their home games at All Seasons Arena
, built in 1974, which is now their main practice facility.
The arena's naming sponsor is Verizon Wireless
, one of America's
major wireless phone
In 1998, locally-headquartered phone company Midwest Wireless
purchased naming rights to the Civic Center. With Alltel's acquisition
of Midwest Wireless, the facility's name was officially changed in July 2007. Alltel
. July 10, 2007. Accessed July 10, 2007. Mankato Free Press
. June 26, 2007. Accessed July 10, 2007. The name changed in 2009 after Alltel was purchased by Verizon Wireless.
The south side of the complex incorporates the restored exterior of the First National Bank of Mankato
, a delightful 1913 Prairie School
Primarily, the Center hosts hockey games and conventions.
Notable events include some of the following: KISS
, Three Days Grace
, Bob Dylan
, Jeff Dunham
, Jason Aldean
, Dierks Bentley
live and Monster Jam
, which comes every two years.
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