- Sun National Bank Center
Sun National Bank Center Former names Sovereign Bank Arena (1999–2009) Location 81 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
Broke ground December 2, 1997 Opened October 6, 1999 Owner Mercer County Improvement Authority Operator Global Spectrum Construction cost $53 million
($69.9 million in 2011 dollars)
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
General Contractor Gilbane Building Company Capacity Ice hockey: 7,605
Tenants Trenton Titans (ECHL) (1999–present)
Trenton Steel (SIFL) (2011–present)
Trenton Lightning (IPFL) (2001)
Trenton Shooting Stars (IBL) (1999–2001)
Philadelphia Passion (LFL) (2009–present)
The Sun National Bank Center is a $53 million, 8,500 seat arena in Trenton, New Jersey, home to the Trenton Titans of the ECHL and other special events. In 2011 it will be home to the Trenton Steel of the Southern Indoor Football League. On November 13, 2009, Sun National Bank signed a naming rights deal for seven years for $2.1 million.
The arena opened on October 6, 1999 with a World Wrestling Entertainment event. Since then the arena has hosted over 1200 events with over 4,000,000 guests attending and has sold out shows by Bruce Springsteen, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Cher, Elton John, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.
The arena held the first and second rounds of the 2006 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament The 2000 and 2001 Northeast Conference men's basketball tournaments were held there as was the 2003 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament. The 2009 edition of the MAAC men's basketball tournament was scheduled to be played at the arena until administrators at the facility asked MAAC tournament officials to consider an alternate location for the games.The finals of the Trenton Regional in the 2009 NCAA women's tournament, were held there as well.
The arena seats 7,605 for hockey and other ice events, 8,600 for basketball and up to 10,500 for concerts, family shows, and other events which makes it the largest arena in Southern New Jersey. The arena is located next to, and served by, the Hamilton Avenue station on NJ Transit's River Line and New Jersey Route 129.
The arena is managed by Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast Spectacor.
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Eastern Conference Western Conference Former VenuesBankAtlantic Center · Cotton Bowl · Dick's Sporting Goods Park · FIU Stadium · Hard Rock Live · Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum · Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena · Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum · QuikTrip Park · Sears Centre · Sovereign Center · Thomas & Mack Center · UCF Arena · Valley View Casino Center Current arenas in the ECHL Eastern
ConferenceAmway Center (Orlando, FL) (2012-13) · Arena at Gwinnett Center (Duluth, GA) · BI-LO Center (Greenville, SC) · Cambria County War Memorial Arena (Wheeling, WV (10 games in Johnstown, PA))· First Arena (Elmira) · Germain Arena (Fort Myers) · Huntington Center (Toledo)· North Charleston Coliseum (Charleston, SC)· Sears Centre (Hoffman Estates, IL) · Sovereign Center (Reading) · Sun National Bank Center (Trenton)· U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati) · WesBanco Arena (Wheeling, WV (26 games in Wheeling))· Wings Stadium (Kalamazoo)
ConferenceBudweiser Events Center (Loveland, CO) · CenturyLink Arena Boise (Boise) · Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA) · Cow Palace (Daly City, CA) (2012-13) · Maverik Center (Salt Lake City)· Orleans Arena (Las Vegas) · Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield) · Stockton Arena (Stockton)· Sullivan Arena (Anchorage)
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