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Qwest Arena
Full name Qwest Arena
Location 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID
Opened 1997
Owner State of Idaho
Operator Qwest
Construction cost $50,000,000
Former names Bank of America Centre
Tenants Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) (1997–present)
Idaho Stampede (NBA Development League) (2001–present)
Boise Burn (af2) (2006-2009); Idaho Jr. Steelheads (occasional; 2009-Present)
Capacity Ice hockey: 5,300
Basketball: 5,732
Concerts: 6,800
Boxing]: 6,400

Century Link Arena (formerly Bank of America Centre and then Qwest Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. It holds 5,300 fans for ice hockey and basketball, 5,732 for end-stage concerts, 6,400 for boxing and up to 6,800 for center-stage concerts. It contains 4,508 permanent seats. It was built for $50 million.

It has been home to the Idaho Steelheads ECHL ice hockey team since 1997, the home of the Idaho Stampede NBA Development League basketball team during the 2001 season and again since the 2005-06 season, and the home of the Boise Burn arena football team since 2007.

Qwest Arena hosted the 2006 Continental Basketball Association All-Star Game (while the Idaho Stampede were still part of the CBA) and the 2007 ECHL All-Star Game.

The arena features 39 corporate suites, 1,100 Club Premiere seats, standing room space for 200 people, The Zone restaurant overlooking the arena, as well as a Blimpie franchise among the 9 concession stands. The arena is physically connected to the Grove Hotel at the corner of Front Street & Capitol Boulevard in Boise. The main entrance to the arena is from the Grove Plaza. There are two scoreboards and a Daktronics ProStar videoboard.

The facility was renamed Century Link Arena on August 18, 2011 due to that company's take over of the previous naming rights holder.

Other events hosted in the facility include concerts, trade shows, conventions, ice shows and various other sporting events. The Grove Hotel has 36,000 sq. ft. of meeting and convention space in addition to the 22,247 sq. ft. of arena floor space at the Qwest Arena.

A monster truck event usually comes to the arena every year.

Qwest Arena hosted the NBA D-League Showcase which was held on January 14-17, 2008 which had all the NBA D-League teams play for 4 days, and showed their talent in front of National tv (NBA TV) and had scouts all around the country.

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