Save Mart Center History
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 nearby Selland Arena. 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 Center Events
The Save Mart Center is a great venue that sees thousands of fans flock to it whenever
it is hosting an event. One of the biggest attractions at this venue is the Fresno State Bulldogs basketball team, a squad
that competes with some of the top hoops programs in the nation. The Bulldogs will hit the court for a new season this fall,
but there are some other great events scheduled to hit the Save Mart Center. Rascal Flatts will be performing on August 21st
for what should be a packed house. WWE Live will hit this venue a few nights later for fans to enjoy the best of the best
in sports entertainment. In March of 2015 Monster Jam will come to the Save Mart Center for several dates. It's sure to be
another great year at this venue, peruse the schedule for all the best events.
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. 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, and the action at the Save Mart Center
is always filled with excitement.
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
Save Mart Center Trivia
What year did the Fresno State Bulldogs basketball team reach the
Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament?
The answer is 1982, and that year stands as the best season the Bulldogs have ever
put together. This team is looking to advance further in the Big Dance the next time they make it.