ARENA : FACTS

 

  • The CHI Health Center Omaha Arena is big! A six-story building can fit inside the space.
  • This much space can hold a lot of people—18,300 people to be exact.
  • The Arena offers 32 Luxury Suites and more than 1,000 Club Seats.
  • There is plenty of space backstage, too. The Arena has 7 locker rooms, 5 dressing rooms, a media interview room and broadcast facilities.
  • We love our home team! The Arena is home to Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball.
  • We are totally flexible. The Arena has hosted concerts, family shows, swimming, tennis, basketball, hockey, rodeos, motocross, circuses, volleyball on a hard court and a sand court and much, much more.
  • Two events in one day? No problem! Our floor can change over from basketball to hockey in one hour and twenty minutes.
  • Our floor crew is totally professional. They move 4,896 objects in that time to make the change.
  • Putting down the ice floor takes 10,000 gallons of water. The ice is approximately an inch thick.
  • More than ten miles of tubing underneath the concrete floor circulate the coolant necessary to keep the ice floor cold.
  • Major sporting events in the CHI Health Center Omaha Arena include the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, the 2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, the 2008 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 and Elite 8, and the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming.
  • Major concerts in the CHI Health Center Omaha Arena include The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, Billy Joel and Elton John on the same stage, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
  • Other major events include the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting and the Omaha River City Rodeo.  
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