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The '''Mercy Health Arena''' ''previously the L.C. Walker Arena'' is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose [[arena]] in [[Muskegon, Michigan]]. It was built in 1960 by money from the estate of the late Louis Carlisle Walker at a cost of $1 million, and on October 27, 1960 was given to the City of Muskegon. It is currently home to the [[Muskegon Lumberjacks]] and [[West Michigan Blizzard]] [[Ice hockey]] teams and was home to the Muskegon Thunder Indoor Football League team until 2009.
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The '''L.C. Walker Arena''' is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose [[arena]] in [[Muskegon, Michigan]]. It was built in 1960 by money from the estate of the late Louis Carlisle Walker at a cost of $1 million, and on October 27, 1960 was given to the City of Muskegon. It is currently home to the [[Muskegon Lumberjacks]] and [[West Michigan Blizzard]] [[Ice hockey]] teams and was home to the Muskegon Thunder Indoor Football League team until 2009.
   
 
The arena was built on a site of a former supermarket, and in addition to sports is also used for concerts, trade shows, conventions and other events. The arena measures 39 ft. from the arena floor to the ceiling. The arena contains 17,000 sq. ft. of arena floor space, and can seat between 5,178 to 6,000 for basketball, up to 5,600 for concerts, and 5,000 for ice shows and wrestling.
 
The arena was built on a site of a former supermarket, and in addition to sports is also used for concerts, trade shows, conventions and other events. The arena measures 39 ft. from the arena floor to the ceiling. The arena contains 17,000 sq. ft. of arena floor space, and can seat between 5,178 to 6,000 for basketball, up to 5,600 for concerts, and 5,000 for ice shows and wrestling.
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The arena is scheduled to undergo a renovation during the summer of 2018 to improve seating, ceiling repairs, removal of old heating and cooling equipment. replacement of the arena glass, restroom and concession upgrades and other ADA compliance upgrades.<ref>https://arenadigest.com/2018/05/14/lc-walker-arena-upgrades-tap/</ref>
 
The arena is scheduled to undergo a renovation during the summer of 2018 to improve seating, ceiling repairs, removal of old heating and cooling equipment. replacement of the arena glass, restroom and concession upgrades and other ADA compliance upgrades.<ref>https://arenadigest.com/2018/05/14/lc-walker-arena-upgrades-tap/</ref>
 
The selling of naming rights to the facility were announced in October of 2019.  The arena was renamed '''Mercy Health Arena '''prior to the end of the year.
 
   
 
==Louis Carlisle Walker==
 
==Louis Carlisle Walker==
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