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Encyclopedia > Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza

The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza is an 8,300-seat multi-purpose arena located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 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. ... Wilkes-Barre (IPA: , , or [1]) is a city located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, of which it is the county seat. ...


The Arena is home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ice hockey team (American Hockey League) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers (arenafootball2). Built in 1998, the Arena was originally named First Union Arena until in the summer of 2003 when First Union Bank officially altered its name to Wachovia. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins 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. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are a professional arena football team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... For other senses of this word, see summer (disambiguation). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wachovia Corporation NYSE: WB, based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ...


Recognition and events

The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza has been recognized by many entertainment magazines as one of the best in the country for arenas under 10,000 in capacity, especially for its attendance and ease of show setup and teardown. The Penguins hold the record for most sellouts in a season, selling out all 40 home games, and ran a streak of over 140 consecutive sellouts from 2000-2004. The team, in its seventh AHL season, is consistently in the top three teams in attendance.


Other than Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey games, other events that occur at the arena include NBA exhibition games, NCAA Division 1 basketball, horse and rodeo shows, circus performances, an annual Christmas-time Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance, professional ice skating dances, and concerts. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A horse show is a judged exhibition of horses and ponies. ... Steer roping Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, AZ. Rodeo is a traditional North American sport with influences from the history of Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) and American cowboys. ... It has been suggested that Acrobalance be merged into this article or section. ... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a rock orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ...


For instance, two such concerts performed there include a November 2003 spectacular of ten American Idol finalists and, once, a Cher farewell concert. Elton John has performed in front of a sellout crowd at the Arena twice. President George W. Bush spoke in at the Arena on October 22, 2004 during his campaign for reelection to the presidency of the United States. 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2003. ... American Idol, formally known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television show. ... Cher on the cover of her album Living Proof Image:CherCher Photo Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American actress and singer of half Armenian, Scots Irish, and 1/16th Cherokee descent. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...


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