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Encyclopedia > Iowa Events Center
The Iowa Events Center's marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened.
The Iowa Events Center's marquee thanked the construction workers for their efforts after Wells Fargo Arena opened.

The Iowa Events Center is a public events complex located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Image File history File links IECmarquee. ... Image File history File links IECmarquee. ... Des Moines skyline Des Moines (french for Some Monks) (pronounced in English, in French) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Iowa. ...

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Gov. Tom Vilsack speaks at the Wells Fargo Arena dedication ceremony on July 12, 2005.
Gov. Tom Vilsack speaks at the Wells Fargo Arena dedication ceremony on July 12, 2005.

The Iowa Events Center consists of the existing Veterans Memorial Auditorium, the existing Polk County Convention Complex, the new Hy-Vee Hall, and the new Wells Fargo Arena. The new buildings were designed by HOK Sport, who were also the architects of the renovated Principal Park in Des Moines, the United Center in Chicago, and many other arenas and stadiums in the United States. The project is expected to cost $217 million, which makes this the largest public project in Iowa history. Funding for the project comes from Polk County and its cities, private donations, and the Vision Iowa Fund that Gov. Tom Vilsack signed into law in 2000. Image File history File links Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Iowa Events Centers Wells Fargo Arena. ... Image File history File links Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Iowa Events Centers Wells Fargo Arena. ... Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950) is 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... HOK Sport is a division of the international architectural firm HOK which specializes in sports facilities. ... Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The United Center is a sports stadium in Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines, located at 1901 W. Madison Street, west of downtown, which is home to both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. ... Chicago, known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. ... An arena is a circular or oval shaped (or sometimes rectangular) public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Athens Olympic Stadium Most stadiums are open-air, such as this football (soccer) stadium in the Netherlands. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Official languages English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 0. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950) is 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Construction began in early 2002 after Polk County reached a project-labor agreement with local labor unions that guaranteed favorable wages and working conditions in exchange for no work stoppages. Polk County was soon sued by right to work supporters who claimed that the use of a project-labor agreement on a public project violated Iowa's right to work laws. The lawsuit halted construction for several months, but on November 15, 2002, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in Polk County's favor. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... A work stoppage is an event at which work at a place of employment has come to a halt, either through a strike action, where employees cease working (often backed up by a labor union), or through a lockout, where the employer bars the employees from entering the place of... ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ...


On April 22, 2004, Polk County agreed to transfer management of the Iowa Events Center to Global Spectrum, a Comcast subsidiary, of Philadelphia. Global Spectrum soon announced that the new Iowa Stars hockey team would be the center's primary tenant. In September 2004, Global Spectrum announced that ticket purchases will be done through Patron Solutions, another Comcast subsidiary, instead of Ticketmaster. April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comcast Corporation, NASDAQ: CMCSA based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company in the United States. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Iowa Stars are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... Ticketmaster Logo Ticketmaster is the worlds leading ticketing company, providing ticket sales and distribution through www. ...


Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Named to honor the World War II veterans of Polk County, Veterans Memorial Auditorium opened on February 1, 1955. It has 7,227 permanent seats, with the capacity to add an additional 4,000 seats for concerts and an additional 7,500 bleacher seats for basketball games. Vets also features 44,972 square feet (4,100 m²) of exhibition space at its main arena and an additional 50,806 square feet (4,700 m²) at its exhibition hall. [1] Image File history File links VetsAuditorium. ... Image File history File links VetsAuditorium. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... Bleachers is a term used to describe the raised, tiered stands found by sports fields or at other spectator events. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ...


Vets Auditorium has served as the primary venue of sporting events and concerts in the Des Moines area for many years. Performers such as Elvis Presley, Lawrence Welk, Neil Diamond, and AC/DC have played here; this was also the site of the infamous 1982 concert where Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat. Vets Auditorium was also home to the Iowa Barnstormers arena football team from 1995 to 2000 and was the longtime home of the Iowa state high school basketball and wrestling tournaments until 2005. In recent years, however, Vets began to show its age as newer and larger arenas were opening in other cities. The Barnstormers moved out because of the inadequacy of "The Barn" (as Vets was known during their games) and concert promoters began to bypass Des Moines for other cities. Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll, was an American singer, song producer and actor. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ... AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Families Antrozoidae Craseonycteridae Emballonuridae Furipteridae Megadermatidae Molossidae Mormoopidae Mystacinidae Myzopodidae Natalidae Noctilionidae Nycteridae Phyllostomidae Pteropodidae Rhinolophidae Rhinopomatidae Thyropteridae Vespertilionidae Bats are flying mammals in the Chiroptera order with forelimbs developed as wings. ... The New York Dragons are an Arena Football League team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... High school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand (in New Zealand college is more commonly used as a generic term for secondary school) Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan... The Wrestlers from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vets Auditorium was modernized as part of the Iowa Events Center work. It will still be used for smaller arena events and exhibitions after the new buildings open. The Des Moines skywalk system connects Vets with Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and the Polk County Convention Complex. This article is about elevated footbridges. ...


Hy-Vee Hall

Hy-Vee Hall
Hy-Vee Hall

Hy-Vee Hall, which the Hy-Vee Food Stores chain owns the naming rights to, is the Iowa Events Center's new exhibition hall. It features 100,000 square feet (9,000 m²) of space for trade shows, conventions, and other major events. It also features eight meeting rooms with a total of 15,000 square feet (1,400 m²) of meeting space. [2] The south end of Hy-Vee Hall houses the Iowa Hall of Pride, which honors the achievements of Iowa high school athletes and performers. Image File history File links HyVeeHall. ... Image File history File links HyVeeHall. ... Hy-Vee Food Stores is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets located in the Midwestern United States. ... Naming rights as contemplated in this article are the right to name a piece of property, either a tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for valuable consideration such as money. ...


Although it was still incomplete, Hy-Vee Hall hosted its first event, the Autumn Festival, from October 21 through October 23, 2004. It was formally dedicated on December 15, 2004, while the Iowa Hall of Pride opened to the public on February 23, 2005. October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Wells Fargo Arena

Wells Fargo Arena
Wells Fargo Arena

Named for title sponsor Wells Fargo Financial Services, Wells Fargo Arena is the Des Moines area's new venue for sporting events and concerts. Its primary tenant will be the Iowa Stars hockey team, while this will also be the new home for the state high school wrestling and basketball tournaments starting in 2006. Image File history File links Wellsfargoarena. ... Image File history File links Wellsfargoarena. ... Wells Fargo NYSE: WFC is a financial services company in the United States with consumer finance subsidiaries doing business in Canada, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Caribbean. ... Iowa Stars are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wells Fargo Arena seats 15,181 for hockey games, 16,110 for basketball games, and as many as 16,980 for concerts. [3]. 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. Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG) is a publicly-traded corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Des Moines River - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dome of the capitol building before being regilded in 23 karat gold Iowa State Capitol is the state capitol building of the state of Iowa. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ...


Wells Fargo Arena opened with a public dedication ceremony on July 12, 2005. Its first event, Tony Hawk's Boom-Boom Huck Jam, was held on July 14, while its first concert, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with the Black Crowes, was held on July 18. On January 28 the Cedar Rapids Stallions will play. July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Tony Hawk (born May 12, 1968 in Carlsbad, CA) is widely regarded as the most famous skateboarder of all time, and is considered the pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Tom Petty on the cover of Damn the Torpedoes. ... The Black Crowes are a taper-friendly rock and roll jam band, formed in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ...


Polk County Convention Complex

Polk County Convention Complex
Polk County Convention Complex

Known locally as "the Plex," the Polk County Convention Complex opened in 1985. It features 60,000 square feet of exhibition space on two levels and 27 meeting rooms. [4] Polk County originally planned to close the Convention Complex when Hy-Vee Hall opened, but they decided to transfer management of the building to Global Spectrum in 2004. While the Convention Complex is located south of the other buildings, Global Spectrum markets it as part of the Iowa Events Center. Image File history File links ConventionComplex. ... Image File history File links ConventionComplex. ... This article is about the year. ...


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Encyclopedia: Iowa Events Center (2688 words)
The Iowa Events Center consists of the existing Veterans Memorial Auditorium, the existing Polk County Convention Complex, the new Hy-Vee Hall, and the new Wells Fargo Arena.
Convention centers in the United States The Des Moines Register is the daily morning newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States.
Bradley Center Indoors The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Iowa Events Center - definition of Iowa Events Center in Encyclopedia (733 words)
On April 22, 2004, Polk County agreed to transfer management of the Iowa Events Center to Global Spectrum of Philadelphia.
Vets Auditorium was also home to the Iowa Barnstormers arena football team from 1995 to 2000 and is the longtime home of the Iowa state high school basketball and wrestling tournaments.
Its primary tenant will be the Iowa Stars hockey team, while Iowa State University's basketball teams also plan to hold invitational tournaments there in 2005 and 2006.
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