Selland Arena
The Selland Arena is a multi-purpose arena built in 1966 that makes up part of a five-venue complex of the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center in Fresno, California. It is named after former Fresno mayor Arthur L. Selland and has had over ten million people walk through its doors in its over forty-year history. The arena originally had a 6,500 seating capacity, but a US$10 million expansion project in 1981 increased the seating to its current capacity of 11,300. The Selland Arena underwent an additional US$15 million renovation in November 2006, that included the installation of new seats, a new video replay scoreboard, message boards and a new ice-cooling system for hockey games. Currently, the arena is operated by SMG under contract from the City of Fresno.

The arena is home to the Central Valley Coyotes arena football team, Fresno Monsters Tier II Jr. A & Tier III Jr. A ice hockey teams of the North American Hockey League and Western States Hockey League, and was home to the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL through 2003 when they moved to Save Mart Center at Fresno State. The team returned to Selland Arena for the 2008-09 season but ceased operations 16 games into the season on December 22, 2008. The venue was also home to the Fresno State basketball program until it moved to the on-campus Save Mart Center in 2003.

Events that have taken place at the arena include the WWF Royal Rumble 1996, Fully Loaded 1998, concerts by many major rock and popular music groups and talents, High School Musical and the 2000 Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament. It also has hosted the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Basketball Finals since 2004 and the annual California Future Farmers of America State Conference. On January 27, 2010, the Fresno Monsters hockey team agreed to a contract extension, to play at the arena, through the 2012”“2013 hockey season. The arena will host 41 home games, combined with the North American Hockey League and Western States Hockey League teams, during the 2010”“2011 hockey season.


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