Town Toyota Center
Town Toyota Center is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Wenatchee, Washington. The arena was built and is owned and managed by the Wenatchee Public Facilities District, or PFD. It is home venue of the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League and will become home to the arena football team the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks in 2019. It was formerly home to the Wenatchee Fire FC and the Wenatchee Valley Venom.
|Former names||Greater Wenatchee Regional Event Center (2007–2008)|
Town Toyota Arena (2008)
|Location||1300 Walla Walla Avenue|
Wenatchee, Washington 98802
Ice hockey/Arena football: 4,300
|Broke ground||September 12, 2006|
|Opened||October 5, 2008|
|Construction cost||$52.8 million|
($61.4 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||Sink Combs Dethlefs|
|Project manager||International Coliseums Company|
|Structural engineer||Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers. Inc.|
|General contractor||Hunt Construction Group|
|Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (2008–present)|
Wenatchee Fire FC (PASL) (2008)
Wenatchee Valley Venom (AIFA/IFL) (2010–2011)
Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks (AWFC) (2019–)
During planning and early construction, the arena was known as the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center, but in August 2008, a local auto dealer bought the naming rights of the arena for an undisclosed amount, giving the arena its current name.
In 2006, nine local cities and counties formed a municipal corporation then called the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center Public Facilities District to fund the Town Toyota Center. The arena went into default on December 1, 2011 when the PFD missed a payment on short term bond anticipation notes. The district was later fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission for misleading investors. It was the first time that the SEC assessed a financial penalty against a municipal issuer. The district settled with the SEC for $20,000. In 2012, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Gregoire to authorized a local sales tax increase to refinance the debt. The default was the largest public default in Washington State since the WPPSS disaster of 1982 that defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds. In the fine the SEC also named the developer Global Entertainment and its then-president and CEO Richard Kozuback, the bankers, and a staff finance manager.
- High School Musical: The Ice Tour – October 29-November 2, 2008
- Newsboys – March 26, 2009
- Tech N9ne – April 26, 2010 and November 2, 2011
- Backstreet Boys "This Is Us" Tour – August 4, 2010
- Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Ying Yang Twins, and Neema – May 6, 2011
- Bill Engvall – July 31, 2011
- Washington Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling that the debt limit was exceed - September 8, 2011
- Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith 2 Friends Tour – September 15, 2011
- BB King – November 16, 2011
- Ron White – November 20, 2011
- Mannheim Steamroller – December 20, 2011
- The Bad Boys of Arenacross – January 13–14, 2012 and December 27–28, 2013
- Styx – February 1, 2012
- Stars On Ice – February 27, 2012 and May 16, 2014
- Harlem Globetrotters – February 16, 2011 and February 27, 2012 and February 19, 2014
- Michael Londra's Beyond Celtic – March 15, 2012
- Kelly Clarkson - April 13, 2012
- TNA Live! – April 28, 2012
- Sesame Street LIVE!: Elmo Makes Music – May 15–16, 2012
- Joan Sebastian – August 30, 2013
- Larry the Cable Guy - January 15, 2014
- Chicago - March 18, 2014
- Gloria Trevi – April 18, 2014, with Carlito Olivero
- Marco Antonio Solis - August 30, 2015
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