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ProvCivCent
Dunkin' Donuts Center
The Dunk
Location 101 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Opened November 3, 1972
Owner Rhode Island Convention Center Authority
Former names Providence Civic Center (1972-2001)
Tenants Providence Reds (AHL) (1972-1976)
Rhode Island Reds (AHL) (1976-1977)
Providence Bruins (AHL) (1992-present)
Capacity Ice Hockey:11,000
Basketball: 12,500
Boxing / Center Stage: 14,000

The Dunkin' Donuts Center, also known as The Dunk, is an indoor arena located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Built in 1972, the arena was built as a place for the emerging Providence College men's basketball program as well as for the then-Providence Reds, who played in the nearly fifty-year old Rhode Island Auditorium. The arena was known as the Providence Civic Center until a naming rights deal was reached with Dunkin' Donuts in June 2001. Current tenants include the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League and the Providence College Friars men's basketball team.

In December 2005, the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority purchased the building from the city of Providence and spent $80 million on an extensive renovation to transform the facility into a state-of-the-art arena. Major elements of the construction include a significantly expanded lobby and concourse, an enclosed pedestrian bridge from the Convention Center, a new LCD video scoreboard, new restaurant, 20 luxury suites, 4 new bathrooms, and all new seats with cupholders in the arena bowl. Behind the scenes improvements include a new HVAC system, ice chiller, and a first of its kind fire suppression system.

Sports & EventsEdit

The Providence Reds hockey team played there for five years starting in 1972.

It has been the site of the inaugural 1985 Hockey East Tournament (won by the home team) as well as the second tournament a year later in 1986 before the tourney made Boston a permanent home; and the 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1995, and 2000 NCAA Frozen Four ice hockey championships.



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Preceded by
Olympia Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
Host of the
Frozen Four

1978
Succeeded by
Olympia Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
Preceded by
Olympia Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
Host of the
Frozen Four

1980
Succeeded by
Duluth Arena
Duluth, Minnesota
Preceded by
Duluth Arena
Duluth, Minnesota
Host of the
Frozen Four

1982
Succeeded by
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Preceded by
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Host of the
Frozen Four

1986
Succeeded by
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Preceded by
Saint Paul Civic Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Host of the
Frozen Four

1995
Succeeded by
Riverfront Coliseum
Cincinnati, Ohio
Preceded by
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Anaheim, California
Host of the
Frozen Four

2000
Succeeded by
Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York


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