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Rabobank Arena

Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California, USA. Located downtown at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and N Street, it was built in 1998, and was formerly known as Bakersfield Centennial Garden, that was named by a local resident, Brian Landis. [1] It is home to the Bakersfield Condors ECHL ice hockey team, the Bakersfield Blitz arena football team, and the Bakersfield Jam NBA Development League team. The city-owned arena sold naming rights to the local branch of the Dutch cooperative bank Rabobank in 2005, which also sponsors cycling and field hockey teams. Under the terms of the lease, Rabobank has exclusive naming rights for seven years with an option to extend it to ten years at a rate of $1 million per year. The arena will revert back to the name Centennial Garden unless a new sponsor is found or Rabobank signs a new deal at the end of the agreement. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  114. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean by UNESCO. [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Bakersfield Condors are a minor league ice hockey team based in Bakersfield, California. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A team comprises many group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... The Bakersfield Blitz are a professional arena football team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... A team comprises many group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... It has been suggested that Long Beach Jam be merged into this article or section. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... For cooperative as used in biochemistry, see cooperative binding. ... “Banker” redirects here. ... Rabobank is a Dutch cooperative banking institution with offices all over the world, although primarily in the Netherlands. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ...

It is also home to the men's and women's basketball teams of California State University, Bakersfield, which currently play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The men's team plays all its home games here, whereas the women's team plays some at the smaller, on-campus Icardo Center. CSU Bakersfield is planning a move to the NCAA Division I (most likely in the Big West Conference), and will likely move all men's and women's basketball games to the Rabobank Arena. As a concert venue, the arena seats 6,400 for half-house shows and up to 10,225 for center stage and end-stage shows. The arena floor measures 17,000 square feet of total space. College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), also called CSU Bakersfield and/or Cal State Bakersfield, is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, was founded in 1965. ... The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is an intercollegiate athletic conference in the Division II of the NCAA. It was founded in December of 1938 and began competition in 1939. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ...

The concourse of Rabobank arena serves as the exhibit home of the Bob Elias Kern County Hall of Fame. The Bob Elias Hall of Fame honors athletes and people involved with athletics from Bakersfield and Kern County. They include nationally prominent athletes, local coaches, and others who have made a significant contribution to athletics.

Attached to Rabobank Arena is a 17,840 square foot exhibit hall, which combines with a 3,000-seat theater, which measures 28,512 square feet and features a 7,830-square-foot stagehouse to create a second arena. This was originally known as the Bakersfield Civic Auditorium (opened in 1962) and was later re-named the Bakersfield Convention Center in the 1980s following remodeling and the construction of the adjacent Holiday Inn Select Hotel in the 1990s. The convention center's stage (one of the largest stages in the world) was the Condors' previous home (when they were known as the Fog) until Centennial Garden was built in 1998 and, combined or separately, is also used for concerts (seating up to 5,800), sporting events, trade shows and, in the theater and stagehouse only, Broadway and family shows. There is also a 12,885-square foot lobby and 14 meeting rooms measuring 11,659 square feet of total space. Holiday Inn is a brand name applied to hotels within the InterContinental Hotels Group. ...


  1. ^ Garden name change could be delayed. KGET-TV Bakersfield (2005). Retrieved on 2006-08-06.

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External links

  • Rabobank Arena
  • Rabobank Arena Information - Greater Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
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