Des Moines, Iowa's Wells Fargo Arena is the city's premier venue for all sporting events and concerts. Opened in 2005, the arena is part of the Iowa Events Center complex that also houses several convention centers. The Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) can accommodate about 15,000 to 17,000 patrons depending on the kind of event. The arena can house 16,980 fans during a concert and 15,181 hockey fans during a tournament. It is home to several sporting teams, including the NBA G League's Iowa Wolves, the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League and the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild.Basketball tournaments are not the only sport held at the arena. It also hosts wrestling, ice hockey and indoor football games. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with The Black Crowes were among the first performers to hold a concert in the arena. Rapper Drake, country singer Eric Church and rock band Fall Out Boy also held their respective concerts at the arena. You can get your Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) tickets at StubHub.
What are the parking options when attending a Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) event?
Patrons attending Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) events are offered 1,300 on-site parking spaces. Alternatively, there are other parking options available across the city. There are several parking garages situated nearby the arena, and there is also metered street parking near the Iowa Events Center.
Are there accessible services offered in the arena?
Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) offers handicap seating for people with disabilities. This seating option is available for a handicap patron and his/her companion. Aside from accessible seating, the arena also offers assisted listening devices to patrons with hearing impairments. These radiofrequency-equipped devices deliver all the things happening through the arena's FM frequency. For patrons with disabilities who need a parking spot, there are several designated parking spaces nearby the arena. However, patrons with disabilities using these parking lots should have vehicles carrying a state-issued handicapped license plate, sticker or window pass.
Can you tell me about food and beverage options sold inside the arena?
Food and beverage options inside the arena are aplenty. Patrons looking for burgers, chicken sandwiches and snacks can try Capital Grill. It is located at Sections 103, 203 and 218. Bordenero's Pizza satisfies patrons craving for an Italian flavor. It serves pizza with cheese, pepperoni or sausage. Patrons can also enjoy something from Chick-Fil-A, DSM Classics and Rita's Italian Ice Cream.
Are there restaurants nearby?
Yes, there are numerous restaurants surrounding Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines). Jethro's BBQ is a local sports bar where you can continue the festivities after a game. Its specialties include drinks in mason jars and slow smoked meats. The Fort at 730 3rd Street offers handcrafted cocktails, local beers and food only found within the four corners of the restaurant.
Are there accommodations near the Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines)?
Downtown Des Moines offers various kinds of accommodation to visiting tourists. Hilton Des Moines Downtown, Holiday Inn Airport and Embassy Suites Des Moines are some hotels proximate to the Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines).Back to Top
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