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Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena
Location 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51101
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Broke ground April 30, 2002[1]
Opened December 17, 2003[2]
Owner City of Sioux City
Operator City of Sioux City
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $52 million[2]
($62.1 million in 2020 dollars[3])
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Project Manager Mortenson/Klinger[2]
Services engineer KJWW Engineering Consultants, P.C.[4]
General Contractor Holtze Construction Co.[2]
Tenants Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) (2003-present)
Sioux City Bandits (APFL) (2003-present)
CNOS Foundation Basketball Classic (2004-present)
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Basketball: 7,500
with standing room at least 9,500
Hockey: 7,400
with standing room at least 9,500
Football: 7,500
with standing room at least 9,500

The Gateway Arena is a multi-purpose arena inside the Tyson Events Center, located in Sioux City, Iowa and sponsored by Tyson Foods and Gateway, Inc..

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The arena has three spectator levels: one suite level and two general seating levels named the 100 level and the 200 level. Its official capacity is 10,000.

Owned and operated by the City of Sioux City, it is located on the riverfront overlooking the Missouri River.

It is home to the Sioux City Musketeers, of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Sioux City Bandits, of the American Professional Football League (APFL).

This arena also hosts many college tournaments associated with the NAIA, including the NAIA Wrestling National Tournament, NAIA Woman's Volleyball National Tournament, and the Division II NAIA Woman's National Basketball Tournament, which was won back-to-back in 2004 and 2005 by Sioux City's Morningside College Mustangs.

HistoryEdit

The arena opened in 2003, expanding out from the old Sioux City Municipal Auditorium, which was later closed as an auditorium and converted into the Long Lines Family Recreation Center.

Hosted eventsEdit

  • The site has hosted World Wrestling Entertainment on numerous occasions which include a live un-televised event on September 25, 2004, followed by a televised SmackDown on May 17, 2005, and then by three televised Raw programs on July 10, 2006, February 5, 2007, and January 12, 2009 along with an ECW taping the same night. There was another non-televised show on August 16, 2009. It has also hosted TNA Wrestling Live on June 4, 2010.
  • President George W. Bush visited here to speak during his re-election campaign in 2004.

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