Findlay Toyota Center

The Findlay Toyota Center (formerly Tim's Toyota Center and originally built as the Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center) is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena located at 3201 North Main Street in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Findlay Toyota Center
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Former namesTim's Toyota Center (2007–2014)
Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center (2006–2007; 2014–2019)
Address3201 North Main Street
LocationPrescott Valley, Arizona
OwnerCity of Prescott Valley
OperatorEncore Facility Management
Capacity6,200 (concerts)
5,100 (basketball)
4,810 (ice hockey)
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction
Broke groundAugust 23, 2005[1]
OpenedNovember 6, 2006[2]
Construction cost$36 million
($46.2 million in 2020 dollars[3])
ArchitectSink Combs Dethlefs
Project managerInternational Coliseums Company[4]
Structural engineerMartin/Martin, Inc.[5]
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.
General contractorHunt Construction Group[6]
Tenants
Arizona Sundogs (CHL) (2006–2014)
Arizona Adrenaline (AIFA/IFL) (2008, 2011)
Arizona Outlaws (AIF) (2012)
Northern Arizona Suns (NBA G League) (2016–2020)
Northern Arizona Wranglers (IFL) (2021–present)
Tim's Toyota Center
Tim's Toyota Center before an Arizona Sundogs hockey game

Since opening in November 2006, it is home to a variety of Arizona Interscholastic Association basketball and wrestling competitions; for instance, in 2011, it hosted the 1A and 2A Conference semifinal and finals games and the 3A Conference quarterfinals. It has also hosted a few monster truck shows.

The arena hosted the American Indoor Football's Arizona Outlaws in 2012 and the Central Hockey League's Arizona Sundogs from 2006 to 2014.

Tim's Toyota, a Toyota dealership in Prescott with used car lots in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, paid an undisclosed sum to be the corporate sponsor and namesake of the arena. That deal expired on September 30, 2014, with the arena reverting to the Prescott Valley Event Center name.[7]

FeaturesEdit

Among its amenities are 24 luxury suites (including two party suites), 400 club seats and parking for 3,000 cars. The arena accommodates up to 6,200 for concerts.

EventsEdit

The venue has hosted well-known bands such as Chicago, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Three Doors Down, and ZZ Top. It hosted its first-ever WWE event on July 29, 2007. Also, when the fair comes, the inside of the arena is used as a display.

The venue also hosted a high-profile college basketball game on November 30, 2011, when Brigham Young University faced Northern Arizona.

On April 11, 2016, it was announced that the Phoenix Suns would own their affiliate in the NBA Development League, the Northern Arizona Suns, after the purchasing the Bakersfield Jam, relocating the team from Bakersfield, California, to Prescott Valley for the 2016–17 season. Following the pandemic-shorted 2019–20 season, the Phoenix Suns announced that the Northern Arizona Suns would relocate to the metro Phoenix area for the following season.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Global Entertainment Executives Participate in Arena Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Prescott Valley, Arizona" (Press release). Global Entertainment Group. August 25, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Lewis, Mark (June 11, 2006). "Prescott Valley Celebrates Events Center Milestone". Prescott Daily Courier. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Leader in Events Center Development" (PDF). Global Entertainment Group. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "Event Centers". Schuff Steel. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Hunt Selected by City of Mesa for Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility" (Press release). Hunt Construction Group. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. ^ "Event center name change takes effect". The Daily Courier. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "NAZ Suns announce they are leaving Prescott Valley". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved July 9, 2020.

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Coordinates: 34°35′21″N 112°20′11″W / 34.589242°N 112.336361°W / 34.589242; -112.336361