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|Santa Ana Star Center|
|Location||3001 Civic Centre DR. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144|
|Opened||October 21, 2006|
|Construction cost||$47 million|
|Former names||Rio Rancho Events Center|
|Tenants|| New Mexico Scorpions (CHL) (2006-2009)|
New Mexico Wildcats (American Indoor Football Association) (2008-present)
|Capacity|| Ice hockey:6,000|
Santa Ana Star Center is an 8,000-seat multipurpose arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a suburb of Albuquerque. It is home to the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League and the New Mexico Wildcats of the American Indoor Football Association.
The arena was completed at a cost of $47 million and opened on October 21, 2006. The Scorpions played their first home game there on October 27, falling to the Arizona Sundogs 3-1 in front of a sellout crowd.
Santa Ana Star Casino purchased the naming rights to the arena in a five-year, $2.5 million deal signed in July 2006. The arena was previously known as Rio Rancho Events Center.
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