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Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln

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Pinnacle Bank Arena is a 15,500-seat indoor arena in the West Haymarket District of Lincoln, Nebraska. It was completed in 2013 and replaced the Bob Devaney Sports Center as the home of the University of Nebraska's men's and women's basketball teams. A turn back tax to support a $25 million bond was approved by Lincoln voters on May 11, 2010.
On December 6, 2011, it was announced that Pinnacle Bank purchased the naming rights to the arena, at a cost of $11.25 million for 25 years. The first event at the new arena was NU's summer commencement ceremony on August 16, 2013, and the first concert was held a month later when Michael Bublé performed to a sold-out crowd on September 13. P!nk, Jason Aldean, Eagles, Elton John, Jay-Z, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Miranda Lambert also performed at PBA in the fall of 2013. Nebraska's basketball teams both played their first game in the arena on November 8, 2013. The women blew out No. 25 UCLA in the afternoon and the men defeated FGCU later that evening.
Additionally, the arena is the main venue for Nebraska's state high school basketball tournaments.
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  • We enjoyed watch the Husker women play basketball. We were able to feel the atmosphere rocking when we scored. 
    We enjoyed watch the Husker women play basketball. We were able to feel the atmosphere rocking when we scored.  more »
  • Good views, acoustics, etc. Restrooms were spacious and clean. Good staff and accessibility for wheelchair users. 
    Good views, acoustics, etc. Restrooms were spacious and clean. Good staff and accessibility for wheelchair users.  more »
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  • We loved this event center and drove 1.5hr to get here! Elton John blew us out of the water here and had us in tears! The bathrooms were very clean and plenty of stalls available. We didn’t buy anything but it looked like they had a great selection of alcohol and food! The seats were okay, could always be bigger but to be expected. The sound quality and visual aspect was on point! The only downside is that parking is absolute garbage. We got EXTREMELY LUCKY that someone pulled out of a spot right in front of the venue as we were in stopped traffic trying to find a spot. But I think that’s an issue with cities in general so I can’t really count that totally against this place. I would recommend this place for anyone who is a concert goer like me! :)
  • I wasn’t impressed (at first) doesn’t it flood down there? What is the plan with that whole area? No, was not impressed. After the structural construction 🚧 was still not impressed. The building was taking shape; some design and materials seemed out of place. Even after completion my receptivity was cool. Not sure when my feeling started moving the other direction; Bob Dylan Concert? My vaccinations? All the above, also and especially the way planners fit this complex into a walking riding community with sustainable examples taking the stage. The North Entrance connects our walking and riding community to a gateway of scenery and wellness experiences. Closer to natural lays of the land and our aspiring creeks. Yes an adventurist can walk near 2 confluences! Antelope Creek and Oak Creek; almost completely on The Salt Creek Levee Trail. The visual opportunities of this facility are outstanding; thanks 🙏 to our community for transforming and transcending city planning to a Sublime city experience. 👊

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