The Iowa Sports Arena Project is a proposed facility to be located in Coralville, Iowa. A new arena and athlete training center are part of a project that Coralville hopes to build in the Iowa River Landing (IRL), a 180-acre mixed-use development located on Interstate 80 at Exit 242 (1st Avenue)
The facility is scheduled for a late 2016 ground breaking with a planned early to mid 2019 opening. The facility is planned to include a 4,200 seat hockey rink which would become home for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes hockey program, which is presently a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association as a Division II member with two teams known as Gold and Silver. The program would likely be elevated to varsity status for either 2018-19 or 2019-20. The varsity team would probably end up in the Big Ten Conference; as it is already an all-sport member of the league.
The facility would also be on the radar of the United States Hockey League as the possible location for either an expansion or relocated franchise.
http://coralville.org/765/Iowa-Arena (arena/project website)