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Encyclopedia > Tsongas Arena
Paul E. Tsongas Arena
Location 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852
Broke ground 1996
Opened January 27, 1998
Owner City of Lowell, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Operator SMG
Surface 200x85 ft (hockey)
Construction cost $28 million
Tenants Lowell Devils (AHL)
Capacity 6,500 (hockey and basketball)
7,800 (concerts)

Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Arena was opened and dedicated to the memory of prominent local and national politician Paul Tsongas on January 27, 1998. SMG, formerly known as Spectacor Management Group, is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly owned facilities. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Nickname: Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1653 Incorporated 1826 A city 1836 Government  - Type Manager-City council  - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr. ... Paul Efthemios Tsongas Paul Efthemios Tsongas (February 14, 1941 – January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the United States Democratic Party. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The facility is home to the AHL Lowell Devils ice hockey team, who play in the Atlantic Division. The facility is also home to the UMass Lowell River Hawks Division I hockey team who compete in Hockey East. The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in 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. ... The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is one of five University of Massachusetts campuses. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ...


Tsongas Arena also hosts concerts and other public events, including the graduations of several local high schools. Hockey seating capacity is approximately 6,500 while concert seating capacity is approximately 7,800. Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


In 2004, alternative music pioneers Pixies recorded their live concert DVD and high-definition television special "The Pixies: Come Home Live 2004 World Tour" at Tsongas Arena. In the same year, the group Yes released a DVD of their 35th anniversary tour performance at the venue titled "Songs from Tsongas." The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


was built between a partnership with the city of Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Sports events

  • TNA Lockdown 2008 event will take place from the venue on April 13, 2008

(The arena was built with funding from both the city and the university – $4 million from each – plus another $20 million contributed from the state of Massachusetts with the understanding that the arena would benefit the university.) is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Paul Tsongas Arena website

References

Paul Tsongas Arena website History

NCAA redirects here. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

 
 

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