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Lucas County Arena
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Corner entrance, Jefferson & Huron
Location Toledo, OH
Broke ground October 1, 2007
Opened Fall, 2009
Surface multi-surface
Construction cost $105 million
Capacity 8,000
Toledo Walleye (ECHL) (2009–present)

Lucas County Arena is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena[1] in downtown Toledo, Ohio It was completed in 2009[2] and cost between $80 and 105 million to build. [3] it replaced the demolished Toledo Sports Arena. [4] The new arena is home of the Toledo Walleye ECHL ice hockey team beginning in the 2009–10 season[5] Toledo Arena Sports, Inc., had been in discussions with the National Basketball Association to bring an NBA Developmental League team to the arena,[6] but have been shelved for the moment due to scheduling conflicts with Walleye games.[7] Toledo Arena Sports has not totally abandoned the idea and an NBA-D team could be developed in the future.

After a successful partnership on the Mud Hens Stadium (Fifth-Third Field), the Lucas County Commissioners again teamed with HNTB Architecture Inc., a national sports architecture firm located in Kansas City; The Collaborative Inc, of Toledo; and Poggemeyer Design Group, of Toledo.[8]

The arena is also looking to become the first new LEED sports arena in the United States. The arena's signature green design element is a 900-square foot "green wall" outside of the building, which will feature the use of plant life on the exterior of the building to help cool the arena by shading the glass-enclosed main entrance of the arena. The arena's location to mass transit systems, use of a light-colored roof membrane that reflects sunlight and underground cisterns collecting rain water to re-use for landscaping purposes around the arena, are also emphasized to acquire LEED points for the project.[1]

The arena is part of a complex that includes SeaGate Convention Centre and Fifth Third Field. The first person to perform at this venue was comedian Jeff Dunham


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Coordinates: 41°38′59″N 83°32′14″W / 41.6498596°N 83.5372281°W / 41.6498596; -83.5372281



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