The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is a 10,455-seat multi-purpose arena in Spokane, Washington. The arena opened in 1995. It is home to the Spokane ChiefsIce hockeyteam. An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Spokane (pronounced ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Spokane Chiefs are a major junior hockey team of the Western 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 is any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ...
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The SpokaneVeteransMemorialArena (popularly known as SpokaneArena) is a 10,440-seat multi-purpose arena in Spokane, Washington, USA.
It is home to the Spokane Chiefs ice hockey team and the Spokane Shock arena football team, and also serves as a secondary home for the men's basketball program of Gonzaga University (until recently for high-profile nonconference games, now for Gonzaga's annual game with local rival Eastern Washington University).
The arena also seats 12,210 for basketball, between 11,874 to 12,638 for end-stage concerts, 12,494 for center-stage shows and 6,951 for half-house shows.
The team plays its home games at the SpokaneVeteransMemorialArena, capacity 10,750- the 6th largest WHL arena, and the second largest Arena in the Western Hockey League that is not used for professional sports.
The Spokane Chiefs franchise was granted in 1982 to Kelowna, British Columbia as the Kelowna Wings.
On Saturday nights, often referred to as 'Hockey Night in Spokane', the Arena is usually full, and sell-outs are always expected when the Tri-City Americans come to town.
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