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Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena
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Tyson Events Center features Gateway Arena and Long Lines Family Recreation Center (right, formerly the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium)
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 Spectra, subsidiary of Comcast Spectacor
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $52 million[2]
($62.1 million in 2018 dollars[3])
Architect Ellerbe Becket
FEH Associates
Services engineer KJWW Engineering Consultants, P.C.[4]
General Contractor Mortenson/Klinger[2]
Tenants Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) (2003–present)
Sioux City Bandits (CIF) (2004–present)
Capacity Concerts: 10,000
Basketball: 6,813, with standing room for at least 9,500
Hockey: 6,731, with standing room for at least 9,500
Indoor football: 6,941, with standing room for 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. The arena is frequently promoted solely as Tyson Events Center.

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

Owned by the City of Sioux City, it is located on the riverfront overlooking the Missouri River. The venue was operated by the city as well for almost 15 years until January 2018 when the city contracted with Philadelphia-based venue management firm Spectra to handle matters such as booking, marketing, staffing and food and beverage service.[5]

It is home to the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Sioux City Bandits of Champions Indoor Football (CIF).

This arena also hosts many college tournaments associated with the NAIA, including the NAIA Wrestling National Tournament, NAIA Women's Volleyball National Tournament, and the Division II NAIA Women'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

WrestlingEdit

The site has hosted World Wrestling Entertainment on numerous occasions, including a live un-televised event on September 25, 2004, followed by a televised SmackDown on May 17, 2005; and four televised Raw programs on July 10, 2006, February 5, 2007, January 12, 2009 along with an ECW taping the same night, and Raw on July 1, 2013. There was another non-televised show on August 16, 2009. It has also hosted TNA Wrestling Live on June 4, 2010. In December 2014, there was a SmackDown televised event featuring the Immortal Hulk Hogan acting as an authority figure for the night. In 2016 there was a WWE Live event (Smackdown) non-televised event featuring AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship, The Usos vs Ryhno and Heath Slater for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships, The Hype Bros and American Alpha vs The Ascension and the Vaudevillians, Kalisto vs Tyler Brezze, The Miz vs Apollo Crews, Natalya and Carmela vs Emma and Naomi, Kane vs Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper and Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women's Championship. Most recently in 2019 they hosted Wwe live Smackdown Non-televised. Where There were a Total of 7 Matches including Charlotte Flair Vs Bailey Which Charlotte won by making her tap out Via Figure 8, Elias Vs Roman Reigns Which Roman won by a Spear, Finn Balor Vs Mustafa Ali for the Intercontinental Championship Which Balor won via Pinfall, And in The Main event we had Randy ortan Vs Kofi Kingston For the WWE Championship It was a great match with the referee getting nocked over Eric Rowan interfering Keven Owens hitting a Stone Cold Stunner To him Randy ortan giving him an RKO and Kofi hitting trouble in Paradise for the win.

EntertainmentEdit

Other eventsEdit

President George W. Bush spoke here during his re-election campaign in 2004.

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