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The BankAtlantic Center (formerly known as the Broward County Civic Arena, the National Car Rental Center and the Office Depot Center) is an indoor arena located in Sunrise, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The arena is home to the Florida Panthers of the NHL. The arena was completed in 1998 at a cost of $212 million, almost entirely publicly financed. The building seats 19,250 for ice hockey, 20,737 for basketball, between 15,207 and 21,371 for end-stage concerts, and 22,457 for center-stage concerts, boxing and wrestling. It has 70 suites and 2,300 club seats. The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... The Florida Panthers are a National Hockey League (NHL) team, based in Miami, Florida and playing in the suburb of Sunrise. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...

It is the premier sports and entertainment arena in South Florida, and can also be used for trade shows (17,000 square feet of arena floor space) and other events including circuses and ice shows. It is the Miami-Fort Lauderdale site of many major arena concert tours. Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...

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  • BankAtlantic Center
  • Aerial Views of Office Depot Center, StadiumFind.com

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The BankAtlantic Center is recognized as one of the top entertainment venues in the world, ranked ninth in the United States and 14th among the world's top 50 venues in total concert ticket sales for the first quarter of 2005 by trade publication PollStar.
These accolades allow the BankAtlantic Center to attract some of the world's most renown entertainers, such as Luciano Pavarotti, whose Sunrise show marked one of only five performances in North America, and his only confirmed stop in the Southeastern United States.
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