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OmahaCivicAud
Omaha Civic Auditorium
OmahaCivicAuditorium
Location 1804 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Opened 1954
Owner City of Omaha
Operator Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA)
Surface multi-surface
Tenants Creighton Bluejays (Women's Basketball, Volleyball) (Missouri Valley Conference) (2003-present)
Omaha Beef (Indoor Football League) (2000–Present)
Omaha Lancers (USHL) (2009–present)
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL) (2005–2007)
Creighton Bluejays Men's Basketball (MVC) (1961–2003)
Sacramento Kings
Capacity Concerts: 10,960
Basketball: 9,300

The Omaha Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose convention center in Omaha, Nebraska. Opened in 1954, it surpassed the Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum as the largest convention/entertainment complex in the city, until the completion of Qwest Center Omaha in 2003.

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The Civic Auditorium arena currently seats up to 9,300 people for sporting events and up to 10,960 for concerts.

In the past, the arena was home to the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights American Hockey League team.

On 5 February 2009, the Junior-A United States Hockey League announced on its website that the Omaha Lancers franchise would be moving to the Civic Auditorium from the Mid-America Center across the river in Council Bluffs.



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