|Former names||Ontario Community Events Center|
|Address||4000 East Ontario Center Parkway|
|Public transit||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Owner||City of Ontario|
|Capacity|| Basketball: 10,832 |
Indoor soccer: 9,736
|Broke ground||March 7, 2007|
|Opened||October 18, 2008|
|Construction cost|| $150 million|
($175 million in 2018 dollars )
|Project manager||ICON Venue Group|
|Structural engineer||Englekirk Partners Consulting Engineers, Inc.|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||Turner Construction|
Citizens Business Bank Arena (originally Ontario Community Events Center) is a multi-purpose arena, in Ontario, California, USA. It hosts local sporting events and concerts. Construction officially began on March 7, 2007, and the arena was opened on October 18, 2008. 225,000-square-foot (20,900 m2) venue also has 36 luxury suites on two levels. It is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire region of California.It is suitable for indoor events, including basketball, ice hockey, ice shows, boxing, graduation ceremonies and concerts. The arena's basketball capacity is 10,832. It also seats 9,736 for hockey (9,491 for Ontario Reign games) and its full capacity is 11,089. The
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The arena's construction cost was $150 million; however, it was debt free due to the city selling different properties throughout the city.It was constructed on the old Ontario Motor Speedway property. The arena is owned by the city of Ontario and from 2008 to 2016 was operated by AEG Worldwide, since July 1, 2016, the arena is operated by SMG. The arena is home to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, the Ontario Fury of the Major Arena Soccer League and the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League.
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The arena's original name was Ontario Community Events Center when the arena was first announced in October 2006.On October 20, 2006, it was announced that the city based bank, Citizens Business Bank, bought the naming right for the arena. Citizens Business Bank is the largest locally-based financial institution in the region and California's eleventh largest bank.
In November 2007, it was announced that a new ECHL franchise would be playing at the arena starting in the 2008–09 season.The arena became home of the Ontario Reign, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. The ECHL Reign played their home games at the arena each season from 2008 to 2015.
The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and two franchises in Canada. It is a tier below the American Hockey League.
The 2008–09 ECHL season was the 21st of the ECHL.
The Ontario Reign were a professional ice hockey team from Ontario, California that played in the ECHL. Their home arena was the Citizens Business Bank Arena. They were affiliated with two National Hockey League teams: the Los Angeles Kings were the team's primary affiliate, and the Winnipeg Jets were the secondary affiliate. In 2015, the franchise moved to Manchester, New Hampshire to become the Manchester Monarchs while the Monarchs of the American Hockey League moved to Ontario and became the Reign as part of the AHL's plan to create a Pacific Division.
In 2012, the arena was home to the Ontario Warriors of American Indoor Football but the team folded before the season ended.
The Ontario Warriors were a team in American Indoor Football that played in 2012. Based in Ontario, California, the Warriors played their home games at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
American Indoor Football (AIF) was a professional indoor football league, one of the several regional professional indoor football leagues in North America.
Since 2013, the arena has been home of the Ontario Fury of the Major Arena Soccer League.
The Ontario Fury is an American professional indoor soccer team based in Ontario, California. Founded in 2013, the team made its debut in the Professional Arena Soccer League at the start of the 2013–14 season. The team plays its home games at the Citizens Business Bank Arena under the leadership of general manager, head coach, and sometime-player Bernie Lilavois. As of May 2014, the league is known as the Major Arena Soccer League.
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In 2014 and 2015, the arena also hosted select home games of the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
On January 29, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they would be moving their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, from Manchester, New Hampshire, to Ontario. The team retained the Ontario Reign nickname from its ECHL predecessor. The ECHL's Reign moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, and became the Monarchs.
Starting in the 2017–18 season the arena became home of the Agua Caliente Clippers, the NBA G League team of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The arena held its grand opening on October 18, 2008.
On October 24, 2008, its first event took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,316, for an NBA preseason game, where the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 105–94. There has been a Lakers' preseason game every year at the arena with the exception of 2011 due to the 2011 NBA lockout.
The arena was host of the inaugural games in the Junior Basketball Association on June 21, 2018, and is the host of the 2018 JBA Championship.
The Reign held its first game at the arena on October 25, 2008, against the Las Vegas Wranglers in front of a crowd of 8,832. The Reign won their first game at the arena 4–1.
On January 20, 2010, the arena hosted the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game in front of 7,615 fans.
The arena also hosted a preseason match between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.
Carrie Underwood played the arena's first concert on November 9, 2008, with Little Big Town as her opening act.
American heavy metal band Metallica performed at the arena during their World Magnetic Tour on December 12, 2008, in front of a crowd of 10,959 and filmed part of their music video Broken, Beat & Scarred during the concert and also at the concert at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, on December 13, 2008.
The arena has also hosted Bill Gaither, Larry the Cable Guy, Vicente Fernández, Sade, Justin Bieber, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Elton John, The Eagles, Disney on Ice, Playhouse Disney Live, Sesame Street Live, The Harlem Globetrotters, Bob Dylan, Scorpions, Neil Diamond, André Rieu, American Idol Live!, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Pitbull, Dancing With the Stars, Stars on Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and other events.On September 1, 2013, the arena was the site where Mexican singers Joan Sebastian and Ezequiel Peña sang together for the first time ever.
The American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011 was held on July 16, 2011.
English singer Sade recorded her Bring Me Home Live 2011 DVD at the arena on September 4, 2011.
On October 29, 2012, Katy Perry did a private concert at the arena for the San Manuel Indian Tribe.
During her Blown Away Tour, country music singer Carrie Underwood filmed The Blown Away Tour: Live DVD at the arena on March 3, 2013, the concert also aired live on AXS TV.
During the summer of 2013, Selena Gomez used the arena to rehearse for her Stars Dance Tour.
On July 5, 2014, Cher did a stop here on her Dressed to Kill Tour with her very special guest Cyndi Lauper.
Since its opening, the arena has hosted many boxing events. The first boxing event was on November 28, 2008, with two fights, Chris Arreola vs. Travis Walker and Paul Williams vs. Verno Phillips.On December 5, 2009, the arena hosted a women's title fight between champion Kina Malpartida and Lyndsey Scragg. On April 24, 2010, the arena was the venue where Tomasz Adamek defeated Chris Arreola to retain the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The arena also hosted an ESPN Friday Night Fights event on July 2, 2010, with the main event being Demetrius Hopkins vs. Mike Arnaoutis. On August 13, 2010, Friday Night Fights returned to the arena with a fight between Chris Arreola and Manuel Quezada. On July 14, 2012, Mexican female boxer Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez defended her Flyweight title against Japanese boxer Shindo Go; the bout was broadcast on Mexican channel Televisa Canal 5 series Sábados de Corona. On November 24, 2012, Robert Guerrero successfully defended his interim WBC Welterweight title against Andre Berto at the arena. The arena hosted Andre Ward vs Edwin Rodríguez on November 16, 2013. On March 13, 2015, the first PBC on Spike event was held at the venue with main event being Andre Berto vs Josesito López.
The arena has also been host to many Mixed martial arts events including Bellator Fighting Championships. On August 10, 2013, the arena hosted WSOF 4: Spong vs. DeAnda.
The arena also hosts various events of MMA promotion King of the Cage, which has its headquarters in nearby Rancho Cucamonga.
From 2014 to 2017, the arena hosted the annual CIF Southern Section Boys Masters Wrestling Championships. In 2018 the event was also scheduled to be held at the arena but was moved to Temecula Valley High School, where the event was previously held, due to scheduling conflicts.
The venue hosted a PBR Built Ford Tough Series bull riding event in late September 2009 and also hosted another event on August 29 and August 30, 2010.
The arena was the site of the 2011 edition of Skate America from October 21 to the 23rd.
The arena is used for high school graduation ceremonies from the Fontana Unified School District, the Rialto Unified School District, the Chino Valley Unified School District and the Upland Unified School District in late May/early June.
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The Colonial Life Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina, primarily home to the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. Opened as a replacement for the Carolina Coliseum with the name Carolina Center in 2002, the 18,000-seat arena is also host to various events like conferences, concerts, and graduation ceremonies throughout the year. It is the largest arena in the state of South Carolina and the eighth largest campus college arena.
The Manchester Monarchs were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). They played in Manchester, New Hampshire, at the Verizon Wireless Arena. They were the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL) Los Angeles Kings since 2001. For the 2015–16 season, the Monarchs traded places with the Kings' affiliate in the ECHL, the Ontario Reign; the AHL franchise moved to Ontario, California, and play at Citizens Business Bank Arena where they became the new Ontario Reign, while the ECHL team moved to New Hampshire retaining the Manchester Monarchs name.
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is part of a $4.9 billion future business and residential complex now known as Pacific Park. The site is at Atlantic Avenue, next to the renamed Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center subway station on the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R and W routes, as well as directly above the LIRR's Atlantic Terminal.
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The 2013–14 Ontario Fury season was the first season of the Ontario Fury professional indoor soccer club. The Fury, a Pacific Division team in the Professional Arena Soccer League, played their home games in the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
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