Save Mart Center History
Fresno, California is home to the Save Mart Center at California State University, Fresno,
and fans from all over the state and country flock to the campus to see their beloved sports teams and performing artists
at this iconic venue. The Fresno State Bulldogs take full advantage of all the Save Mart Center has to offer and has made
the arena their home turf for the athletic season. Construction began on the Save Mart Center on May 8th, 2001 and opened
its doors to the public on November 27th, 2003. This beautiful 430,000 square foot facility hosts sports teams from around
the surrounding region. The Fresno State Bulldogs pack the house during their NCAA Division I basketball games and the stands
are always full of cheering fans whenever they play against their rival teams. In the past, the Fresno Falcons ice hockey
team also called the Save Mart Center home when they played their first five seasons in the East Coast Hockey League from
2003 to 2008 after relocating from nearbySelland Arena.
Save Mart Center Events
Save Mart Center has proven
to be a very popular destination for sports fans and music fans alike! Since its opening in 2003, the stage has attracted
such memorable performers as AC/DC, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, The Jonas Brothers, Prince, The Rolling Stones,
The Who, Billy Joel, and Miranda Lambert as well as iconic festivals like The Vans Warped Tour and the Mayhem Festival. The
Fresno State Bulldogs attract basketball fans from all over the country, and even when they're not playing, sports fans will
always find and event that they will love! Save Mart has hosted some of the most memorable sports events in the past decade--
WWE's Royal Rumble 2005 and ECW/SmackDown 6/30/09 brought some of the best fighters in the sport to Fresno, and between the
NBA and the NHL,Save Mart Centeris your premiere destination for the best pre-season games from teams like the Los Angeles
Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, San Jose Sharks, and the Anaheim Ducks.
Fresno is a
city located in the state of California. Fresno is the fifth largest city in California, boasting a population of more than
500,000 people. Fresno is the home of the University of California at Fresno, and visitors flock to this location to tour
the campus and check out athletic events. The Fresno State Bulldogs football and basketball teams draw a lot of fans to the
venues on the university campus each year.
Save Mart Center Seating Layout
The Save Mart Center has seen
its fair share of fantastic performances over the years. Each performance has taken advantage of the up-to 18,000-seat capacity
to fill the Save Mart Center with fans that experience shows of a lifetime. This is a great venue at which to experience a
sporting event or a concert, making it a versatile venue that provides both sports and music fans the chance to see the kind
of entertainment they crave.
Save Mart Center Trivia
When was the first season at the Fresno State Bulldogs
basketball team, who call the Save Mart Center home, made the NCAA Tournament?
The answer is 1981.