Stockton Arena History
Since opening in 2005, the Stockton Arena has been providing California's Central Valley
with some of the very best in sports and entertainment at this state of the art downtown arena. Sitting along the riverbanks
in Stockton, the Stockton Arena has transformed the western edge of the city, providing performances from some of the biggest
names in music and family entertainment and sports. The arena's first concert was the legendary Neil Diamond, who became the
first of a long line of big name entertainers who have graced the stage at the Stockton Arena. Get to StubHub today to get
your tickets to see an upcoming performance or game at the fantastic Stockton Arena today.
Stockton Arena Events
In California's Central Valley, there is only one venue that locals flock to when the hottest concerts come
through the area and the local teams take the court. The Stockton Arena has been the go-to venue for sports and entertainment
since 2005 and the calendar is full of great events again this year. When it comes to concerts, the Stockton Arena boasts
a state of the art sound system that attracts the biggest names. Acts like Carrie Underwood, 2 Chainz and Neil Diamond have
packed the house at Stockton Arena over the years. Perhaps the most anticipated event at the venue is a Stockton Thunder home
game. A member of the East Coast Hockey League, the Stockton Thunder are always the hottest ticket in town. Formerly the Atlantic
City Boardwalk Bullies, the Thunder have been an instant hit in town since relocating to Stockton in 2005. The Stockton Arena
also hosts the California Eagles of the American Indoor Football League since 2012 and has also been the home of the California
Cougars, an indoor soccer team, the Stockton Lightning and the Stockton Wolves, indoor football teams.
California is known for its coastal beaches, palm trees, iconic bridges and mammoth redwood trees, but most
of this great state is world class farmland. Set just 80 miles east of San Francisco, Stockton sits on the banks of the mighty
San Joaquin River. During the Gold Rush, this port city was integral to the movement of those in search of their fortune.
As the heart and soul of the San Joaquin River Valley, Stockton sits in the heartland of California.
Arena Seating Layout
The Stockton Arena sits on the banks of the San Joaquin River, a beacon of promise in the inland
valley city. Times can be tough in Stockton, but the events that come to the city entertain the locals whether they are catching
the excitement of the Stockton Thunder or grooving to the hottest new pop star. The Stockton Arena holds over 11,000 screaming
fans for concerts and 9,700 for hockey games. A can't miss aspect of the venue are their luxury suites. 24 suites act as sky
boxes, sitting high atop the action giving the lucky inhabitant an incredible view of the action from high above.
The Stockton Arena is just one highlight of the waterfront redevelopment project in Stockton in 2005.
What was the other component?
The University Plaza Waterfront Hotel is also located at the Stockton Arena.