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Wells Fargo Arena
Location 730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Broke ground 2002
Opened July 12, 2005
Owner Polk County, Iowa
Operator Global Spectrum
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $99 million
Tenants Iowa Energy (NBA Development League) (2007–present)
Iowa Chops (AHL) (2005–2009)
Iowa Barnstormers (Arena Football) (2008–present)
Capacity 16,980 (center stage concerts)
16,285 (end stage concerts)
16,110 (basketball)
15,181 (hockey)

Wells Fargo Arena is a 16,980-seat multi-purpose arena in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Part of the Iowa Events Center, the arena opened in 2005 at a cost of $99 million. It is home to the Iowa Energy D-League team, the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football squad, and formerly the Iowa Chops American Hockey League franchise. It was a host for the 2008 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

Named for title sponsorWells Fargo Financial Services, Wells Fargo Arena is the Des Moines area's new venue for sporting events and concerts. The state high school wrestling and basketball tournaments have been held there since 2006.

Wells Fargo Arena seats 15,181 for hockey games, 16,110 for basketball games, and as many as 16,980 for concerts. Wells Fargo Arena opened with a public dedication ceremony on July 12, 2005. Its first event, Tony Hawk's Boom-Boom Huck Jam, was held on July 14, while its first concert, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with the Black Crowes, was held on July 18.

Global Spectrum operates Wells Fargo Arena. It also operated Philadelphia's Wachovia Center.

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