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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
Architect Rossetti Architects
Former names Ontario Community Events Center
Tenants Ontario Reign (ECHL) (2008–present)
Capacity Basketball: 10,832
Hockey: 9,736

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.



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.


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.

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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
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