|Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza|
|Wachovia Arena or The Arena|
|Location||255 Highland Park Boulvevard|
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18703, United States
|Former names||Northeastern Pennsylvania Civic Arena and Convention Center (1998-2000)|
First Union Arena (2000-2003)
|Tenants||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (American Hockey League) (1999-present) |
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers (af2) (2002-present)
The arena is home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ice-hockey team (American Hockey League) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers (arenafootball2). Built in 1998, the arena was originally named the Northeastern Pennsylvania Civic Arena and Convention Center. In 2000, the naming rights were sold to First Union Bank, making it the First Union Arena until summer 2003 when First Union Bank merged into Wachovia.
Recognition and events
The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza has been recognized by many entertainment magazines as one of the best in the country for arenas under 10,000 in capacity, especially for its attendance and ease of show setup and teardown. The Penguins hold the American Hockey League record for most sellouts in a season, selling out all 40 home games in 2002-03 and 2003-04, and ran a streak of 144 consecutive sellouts in the building from 2000-2004. The team is consistently among the AHL's leaders in attendance.
|Current arenas in the American Hockey League|
|Future||Coachella Valley Arena - Dollar Loan Center|
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