LOS ANGELES, CA — Oak View Group will manage Arizona State’s $115 million multipurpose arena that will serve as the home for ASU hockey, wrestling and gymnastics.
The company also will manage the $250 million Legacy Sports Park in Mesa, which broke ground in September.
ASU’s new 5,000-seat arena, located in the Novus Innovation Corridor east of Sun Devil Stadium across Packard Drive, was recently approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. Construction is scheduled for completion in December 2022.
The arena includes an adjacent community ice rink and will be a public venue for concerts, conferences, youth competitions and other events. The second full-size ice sheet will be available to students and youth hockey programs.
The arena includes 20 luxury suites, two group suites, a club lounge and premium club seats. The club lounge can host up to 500 fans in a Center Ice Club on the main concourse. The 300 level of the arena includes a social deck on the east side with an open-air, aerial view of the arena. There will be a 942-seat student section on the west side.
“This venue will not only provide an elite athlete experience, but will be an asset to our community,” said Ray Anderson, ASU Vice President for Athletics. “There has been so much work done behind the scenes to get to this point, and we look forward to debuting it to our fans and the local community.”
“It’s really impressive to get this done during a pandemic,” ASU hockey coach Greg Powers said. “It speaks volumes to how committed ASU is to hockey. The sky is the limit for our program. This arena changes everything.”
Peter Luukko, Oak View Group chairman, said, “We look forward to working with Ray and his ASU athletics department in creating an electrifying atmosphere inside the new ASU multipurpose arena.”