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American Bank Center
American Bank Center
Location 1901 North Shoreline
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Broke ground November 3, 2002
Opened Fall 2004
Owner City of Corpus Christi
Operator SMG
Construction cost $49,562,000
Architect Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
Gignac & Associates
General Contractor Fulton Coast Construction
Tenants Corpus Christi IceRays (CHL) (2004–present)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (National Collegiate Athletic Association) (2004–present)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (Indoor Football League) (2005-2006, 2010-future)
Corpus Christi Sharks (Arena Football 2) (2007–2009)
Capacity Basketball/Arena Football/Hockey: 8,156
Concerts/Religious Gathering:10,000

The American Bank Center is a Convention Center and multi-purpose arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. The American Bank Center is a renovated and expanded version of the city's old Bayfront Convention Center. The renovation was completed in early 2005. The arena was known as the Bayfront Plaza from 1967 to 1964.

The arena was previously home to the Corpus Christi IceRays ice hockey professional team.  It is now home to the Corpus Christi IceRays junior team of the North American Hockey League and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders men's and women's basketball teams. Starting in spring of 2010,  became home to the Corpus Christi Hammerheads indoor football team, which the ABC hosted from 2005-2006 until the Corpus Christi Sharks started their three-year run.

The American Bank Center arena seats 8,156 for basketball, arena football or hockey and seats 10,000 people for concerts and religious gatherings. The American Bank Center is located in Corpus Christi's Bayfront Arts and Science Park.

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