It may be odd to walk up to the arena ready to root for your favorite sports team and be surrounded by a sea of fish, dolphins and other sea creatures. The outside of the arena was painted by an environmental artist and it is called "Planet Ocean."
The arena can seat 13,500 sports fans or a total of 75,000 square feet for exhibit space. There are two levels of concourse. Taking up some of the square feet is a large scale model, the USS Long Beach, a former guided missile cruiser.
Who Plays Here
The arena is called home by the Long Beach Ice Dogs, the resident hockey team. When the Ice Dogs are not skating, the arena is used to house hip-hop recording artists; it was also home to Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra.
The arena hosted the volleyball competition for the 1984 Olympics, and it was the site of the very first National Hockey League game using expansion teams (the Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers; the Kings won 4-2).
The Long Beach Arena's convention center may be rented out by large groups. Some of the facilities the arena provides include: food and beverage, business services, audio visual, booth cleaning and rental, first aid and security.
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