|Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center|
|Location||1 Civic Center Plaza|
Mankato, MN 56001
|Opened||February 3, 1995|
|Owner||City of Mankato|
|Operator||City of Mankato|
|Surface||200' x 100' (hockey)|
|Former names||Mankato Civic Center, Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Alltel Center, Verizon Wireless Center|
|Tenants||Minnesota State University Mavericks|
Minnesota Purple Rage (IFL) (2000)
|Capacity||5,280 (ice hockey)|
Prior to the building of the arena, MSU played their home games at All Seasons Arena, built in 1974, which is now their main practice facility.
In 1998, locally-headquartered phone company Midwest Wireless purchased naming rights to the Civic Center. With Alltel's acquisition of Midwest Wireless, the facility's name was officially changed in July 2007. The name changed in 2009 after Alltel was purchased by Verizon Wireless.
The south side of the complex incorporates the restored exterior of the First National Bank of Mankato, a delightful 1913 Prairie School building.
A new naming rights deal took effect on January 1, 2020 when the building was renamed the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
Events[edit | edit source]
Primarily, the Center hosts hockey games and conventions.