MetroCentre is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Rockford, Illinois. The arena opened in 1981. It is home to the Rockford Lightningbasketballteam as well as the Rockford IceHogsIce Hockey team. It also hosted the first Arena Football League test game in 1986 between the Chicago Politicians and the Rockford Metros. Indoor football will return to the Metro Center in 2006 when the Rock River Raptors begin their first season. 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. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rockford Lightning are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Politicians were a team formed in 1986 by Arena Football League founder Jim Foster to play an initial test game in Rockford, Illinois versus the Rockford Metros. ... The Rockford Metros were an Arena football team formed by Arena Football League founder Jim Foster for the purposes of playing a test game in Rockford, Illinois in the spring of 1986 at the Metro Center. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ... The Rock River Raptors are a professional indoor football team. ...
The facility was also the site of the 1984 and 1986 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament. The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ...
Categories: Indoor arenas in the United States | College athletics venues | Indoor ice hockey venues in the United States | Sports venues in Illinois | MAC men's basketball tournament venues UHL logo The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... Great Lakes Sports City Superior Arena is a 3,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Fraser, Michigan. ... McMorran Place is a multipurpose convention center located in Port Huron, Michigan. ... The Peranis Arena and Event Center (originally IMA Sports Arena) is currently the primary sports, entertainment and convention venue in Flint, Michigan, USA. It was built in 1969. ... Wings Stadium is a 5,113-seat multi-purpose arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... The Danbury Ice Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Danbury, Connecticut. ... First Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Elmira, New York. ... Glens Falls Civic Center is a 4,806-seat multi-purpose arena in Glens Falls, New York. ... The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is a 13,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois. ... Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center under construction in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... U.S. Cellular Coliseum under construction U.S. Cellular Coliseum is an arena under construction in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, scheduled to open in 2006. ... The Chicago Hounds are a team of the United Hockey League scheduled to begin play in the fall of 2006. ... Bloomington Prairie Thunder is a team of the United Hockey League scheduled to begin play in 2006. ...
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