|Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|Location||4000 East Ontario Center Parkway|
Ontario, California 91764
|Broke ground||March 7, 2007|
|Opened||October 18, 2008|
|Owner||City of Ontario|
|Operator||Anschutz Entertainment Group|
|Construction cost||$130 million|
|Former names||Ontario Community Events Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|Tenants||Ontario Reign (ECHL) (2008–present)|
The Toyota Arena formerly the Citizens Business Bank Arena, originally known as the Ontario Community Events Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Ontario, California, USA. It hosts local sporting events and concerts. Construction officially began on March 7, 2007 and the arena was opened on October 18, 2008. It is suitable for indoor events, including basketball, ice hockey, ice shows, boxing and concerts. The arena's basketball capacity is 10,832, for hockey it seats 9,736, 11,089 is the arena's full capacity. It is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire region of California.
Construction of the arena began on March 7, 2007, and the arena opened on October 18, 2008. The arena construction cost was 150 million dollars; the arena was debt free due to the city selling different properties throughout the city. It was constructed on the old Ontario Motor Speedway property. The arena is owned by the city of Ontario and is operated by Anschutz Entertainment Group, which operates arenas around the world and owns several sports franchises. The only tenant at the arena is the Ontario Reign of the ECHL which is owned by the arena's operator, AEG Worldwide and the Kemp Family.
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Name[edit | edit source]
The arena's original name was Ontario Community Events Center when the arena was first announced in October 2006. On October 20, 2006 it was announced that the city based bank, Citizens Business Bank, bought the naming right for the arena. Citizens Business Bank is the largest locally-based financial institution in the region and California's eleventh largest bank. On June 5, 2019 it was announced that the arena would be renamed the Toyota Arena as part of a new naming rights deal.
Tenants[edit | edit source]
In November 2007 it was announced that a new ECHL franchise will be playing at the arena starting in the 2008–09 season. The arena became home of the ECHL's Ontario Reign, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. The Reign play 36 games at the arena each season, which runs from October to April.
Events[edit | edit source]
The Reign held its first game at the arena on October 25, 2008 against the Las Vegas Wranglers, in front of a sold out crowd of 8,832. The Reign won the their first game at the arena 4–1.
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2008 – present