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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 '''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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LCWalkerArena

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.

A portion of a former Plumb's grocery store, built in 1936, was actually incorporated into the Arena; it is now known as the LC Walker Arena annex, used for conventions, banquets, meetings and other special events.

Louis Carlisle Walker

Louis Carlisle Walker (1875 - 1953) was a furniture maker, and founder of the Shaw-Walker company which revolutionized the office furniture industry. His success in business was matched by his generosity to the community, and the arena has bared his name since it first opened.

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