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Ralston Arena

Ralston Arena
Ralston Arena.jpg
Location7300 Q Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127,
United States
Coordinates41°12′25″N 96°01′37″W / 41.20694°N 96.02694°W / 41.20694; -96.02694
OwnerCity of Ralston
OperatorCity of Ralston
Capacity4,356 - (End Stage Concert)
4,600 - (NCAA Div I Basketball)
4,000 - (USHL Hockey)[1]
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction
Broke groundJune 29, 2011[2]
OpenedOctober 19, 2012[4]
Construction cost$36.8 million
($40.2 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectICON Architectural Group
General contractorBoyd Jones Construction
Tenants
Omaha Lancers (USHL) (2012–present)
Omaha Mavericks (NCAA) (2012–2015)
Omaha Beef (CIF) (2013–present)
Omaha Heart (LFL) (2013–present)
Omaha Rollergirls (WFTDA) (2013–present)
Website
[www.ralstonarena.com]

The Ralston Arena, also called the Ralston Sports and Event Center, is an arena located in Ralston, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. It serves as the home of the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League and the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football.[5] It was home to the Omaha Mavericks NCAA Division I men's basketball team, representing the University of Nebraska Omaha, from its opening until the end of the 2014–15 season. The school opened Baxter Arena for the 2015–16 season.[6]

It was also the location of the VEX Robotics Nationals competition in 2013.

Also coming to the arena were the Omaha Heart, an expansion team of the Legends Football League, as announced on April 19, 2012.[2]

In October 2015, the Ralston Arena was a venue for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 roller derby Playoffs, hosted by local league, the Omaha Rollergirls.[7]

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References

  1. ^ [www.ralstonarena.com]
  2. ^ a b "Omaha to Get Lingerie Football team". Omaha World Herald. April 19, 2012. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Klinker, Adam (November 4, 2013). "Wide Palette Brings Diverse Arena Crowds". Ralston Recorder. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Arena to Vie for Concert Pie". Omaha World-Herald. December 11, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Omaha Releases 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule" (Press release). University of Nebraska–Omaha Department of Athletics. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Ursch, Blake (September 9, 2015). "5-Time World Champs Among Top Roller Derby Teams Heading to Ralston". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved September 9, 2015.

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