The Ralston Arena, also called the Ralston Sports and Event Center, is an arena located in Ralston, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. It serves as the home of the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League and the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football. It was home to the Omaha Mavericks NCAA Division I men's basketball team, representing the University of Nebraska Omaha, from its opening until the end of the 2014–15 season. The school opened Baxter Arena for the 2015–16 season.
|Location||7300 Q Street|
Ralston, Nebraska 68127,
|Owner||City of Ralston|
|Operator||City of Ralston|
|Capacity||4,356 - (End Stage Concert)|
4,600 - (NCAA Div I Basketball)
4,000 - (USHL Hockey)
|Broke ground||June 29, 2011|
|Opened||October 19, 2012|
|Construction cost||$36.8 million|
($40.2 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||ICON Architectural Group|
|General contractor||Boyd Jones Construction|
|Omaha Lancers (USHL) (2012–present)|
Omaha Mavericks (NCAA) (2012–2015)
Omaha Beef (CIF) (2013–present)
Omaha Heart (LFL) (2013–present)
Omaha Rollergirls (WFTDA) (2013–present)
It was also the location of the VEX Robotics Nationals competition in 2013.
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- "Omaha Releases 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule" (Press release). University of Nebraska–Omaha Department of Athletics. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
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