The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena opened September 1995, a multi-purpose entertainment facility which is also the present-day home of the Western Hockey League's Spokane Chiefs and Arena Football League's Spokane Shock teams.
With its varying seating capacities, The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is ideally suited to a variety of events in addition to the sports played by its two current tenants. Depending on the stage's shape and location, The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena can accommodate anywhere up to 11,661 people for concerts, 11,736 for basketball games and 9,916 for hockey. The Star Theatre is a smaller venue nestled inside The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena with a maximum capacity of 5,529.
Due to the options it presents in terms of performance space, as well as the high regard in which it is held, The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has attracted and will no doubt continue to attract many big name acts; Bob Dylan, BeyoncÃ©, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood are just some of those who have featured on The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena schedule in the past.
The venue has also proven popular for the WWE franchise; Raw, ECW, Friday Night Smackdown events have all appeared on The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena schedule in recent years.
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