|Wells Fargo Arena|
|Location||730 3rd Street|
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
|Broke ground||December 18, 2002|
|Opened||July 12, 2005|
|Construction cost||$117 million|
($132 million in 2020 dollars)
Renaissance Design Group
Brooks Borg Skiles
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Services engineer||FSC, Inc.|
|Capacity||16,980 (center stage concerts)|
16,285 (end stage concerts)
|Iowa Energy (D-League) (2007–present)|
Iowa Chops (AHL) (2005–2009)
Iowa Barnstormers (AFL) (2008–present)
Named for title sponsor Wells Fargo Financial Services, Wells Fargo Arena is the Des Moines area's venue for sporting events and concerts. The state high school wrestling and basketball tournaments have been held there since 2006.
Wells Fargo Arena seats 15,181 for hockey games, 16,110 for basketball games, and as many as 16,980 for concerts. It also features the Principal River's Edge Restaurant, which provides views of the Des Moines River and the Iowa State Capitol. The restaurant opened on October 6, 2005, coinciding with the Stars' inaugural home game.
Wells Fargo Arena opened, with a public dedication ceremony, on July 12, 2005.
Global Spectrum operates Wells Fargo Arena. It also operates Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center), which took on the Wells Fargo name in the wake of Wells Fargo buying Wachovia.
Wells Fargo has held many WWE events such as SmackDown!, RAW, and ECW.
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- ↑ Leadership: Paul Fu - Thornton Tomasetti
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- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dobbs, Kevin (July 13, 2005). "It's An Amazing Place". The Des Moines Register: p. 1B.
- ↑ Global Spectrum. "Iowa Events Center - Arena Info - Wells Fargo Arena". http://www.iowaeventscenter.com/arena_info_wells_fargo.aspx. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- ↑ Dobbs, Kevin (September 13, 2005). "Hockey Meets Fine Dining". The Des Moines Register: p. 4B.
- ↑ Arena Football League. "NFL NETWORK NAMES ANNOUNCERS FOR ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE DEBUT". http://arenafootball.com/news/index.html?article_id=49. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
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