Pinnacle Bank Arena

Pinnacle Bank Arena

The cornerstone of Lincoln's $344 million West Haymarket Redevelopment Project, Pinnacle Bank Arena is carrying Lincoln into the future. With its combination of concrete and metal panel facade, spectacular open-air roof deck, contemporary glass-encased entrance and concourse offering picturesque views of the State Capitol, Pinnacle Bank Arena is an architectural embodiment of aesthetics and modernity. Encompassing 470,400 square feet and costing $179 million, the state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena offers year-round entertainment, including concerts, family shows, touring acts and sporting events. 

Timeline

  • May 2010 Public Vote
  • September 2011 Construction Begins
  • September 2012 Removal of BNSF Railroad
  • December 2012 Arena “Topping Off”
  • September 2013 Arena Grand Opening
  • November 2013 First Nebraska Basketball Game

By The Numbers

  • Estimated Annual Events 120
  • Estimated Annual Attendance 700,000
  • Public Concourses 3
  • End Stage Capacity 14,620
  • Basketball Capacity 14,970
  • Center Stage Capacity 15,900
  • Founders & Executive Suites 36
  • Loge Boxes 20
  • Private Lounges 2
  • Concession Points of Sale 73
  • Square Footage 470,400

Event History

2013 Events

August 16-17 — UNL Graduation
August 27 — Media Day
August 29 — Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening Ceremony
August 30 — Open House
August 31 — Open House / Viewing Party
August 31 — Festival Space Tailgating
September 2 — Husker Watch Party
September 13 — Michael Bublé
September 19 — Jason Aldean
September 27 — UNL Men's Scrimmage
October 4 — The Eagles
October 10 — Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley
October 20 — Bon Jovi
November 3 — UNL Women's Exhibition Game
November 4 — UNL Men's Exhibition Game
November 8 — UNL Women vs. UCLA
November 8 — UNL Men vs. Florida Gulf Coast
November 9 — P!nk
November 11 — UNL Women vs. Alabama
November 12 — UNL Men vs. Western Illinois
November 14 — Trans-Siberian Orchestra
November 17 — UNL Men vs. South Carolina
November 18-20 — People's City Mission Tree Festival
November 21 — UNL Women vs. Arkansas
November 22 — John Mayer
November 23 — Elton John
November 24 — UNL Women vs. Southern
November 27 — UNL Women vs. Umass
November 30 — UNL Men vs. N. Illinois
November 30 — UNL Women vs. Washington State
December 1 — Jay Z
December 4 — UNL Men vs. Miami
December 6 — Eat, Drink & Be Merry
December 8 — UNL Women vs. Utah
December 14 — UNL Women vs. Creighton
December 14 — UNL Men vs. Arkansa
December 21 — UNL Graduation
December 21 — UNL Women vs. South Dakota
December 21 — UNL Men vs. The Citadel
December 29 — UNL Women vs. Oral Roberts
December 31 — New Years Eve Gala

2014 Events

January 2 — UNL Womens vs. Northwestern
January 5 — KFOR Bridal Forum
January 9 — UNL Men vs. Michigan
January 16 — UNL Women vs. Minnesota
January 19 — UNL Women vs. Perdue
January 20 — UNL Men vs. OSU
January 26 — UNL Men vs. Minnesota
January 29 — UNL Women vs. Michigan
January 30 — UNL Men vs. Indiana
February 8 — UNL Women vs. Michigan
February 9 — Jeff Dunham
February 12 — UNL Men vs. Illinois
February 14 — Sweetheart Valentines Dinner
February 16 — UNL Women vs. Indiana
February 20 — UNL Men vs. Penn State
February 21 — Chocolate Lovers
February 23 — UNL Men vs. Purdue
February 24 — UNL Women vs. Penn State
February 27 — UNL Women vs. Illinois
March 1 — UNL Men vs. Northwestern
March 6-8 — NSAA Girls State Basketball
March 9 — UNL Men vs. Wisconsin
March 13-15 — NSAA Boys State Basketball
March 16 — Men's Selection Watch Party
March 17 — Women's Selection Watch Party
March 21 — NCAA Mens Watch Party
March 24 — NCAA Womens Watch Party
March 27-31 — NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals
April 4 — Harlem Globetrotters
April 11-13 — Monster Jam
April 25 — Larry the Cable Guy Event
May 3 — Capital City Beerfest
May 9-10 — UNL Graduation
May 11 — Mothers Day Brunch
May 24 — Zac Brown Band
May 25 — LPS High School Graduation
May 30 — Cher
June 6 — No Coast Derby Girls
June 7 – Rod Stewart & Carlos Santana
June 21 — James Taylor
June 24-25 — Cirque du Soleil
June 28 — No Coast Derby Girls
July 13 — Jesus Christ Superstar (CANCELLED)
July 14 — Sir Paul McCartney
July 18 — Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremony
July 30 — Sharknado Viewing Party
August 16 — UNL Graduation
August 20 — Katy Perry
August 30 — Husker Football Watch Party
September 2 — WWE Smackdown
September 20 — Nissan Heisman House
September 20 — Husker Football Watch Party
October 3-4 — Women of Faith
October 9 — Pearl Jam
October 12-13 — Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure
October 18 — Jake Owen
October 22 — Business to Business Trade Show

October 24 — OKCtober Baseball Watch Party
October 26 — OKCtober Baseball Watch Party
November 2 — UNL Women vs. Wayne State
November 6 — UNL Men vs. Southwest Minnesota State
November 8 — Starry Nights Christmas Tree Festival
November 9 — UNL Women vs. Concordia-St. Paul
November 13-14 — NSAA Girls State Volleyball Tournament
November 15 — UNL Women vs. Pepperdine
November 16 — UNL Women vs. Alcorn State
November 16 — UNL Men vs. Northern Kentucky
November 18 — UNL Men vs. Central Arkansas
November 21 — Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
November 25 — UNL Men vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha
November 28 — UNL Men vs. Tennessee-Martin
November 30 — UNL Women vs. Northern Colorado
December 3 — UNL Women vs. Duke
December 4 — Eat, Drink & Be Merry Multi Office Holiday Party
December 5 — Season's Beatings MMA
December 7 — UNL Men vs. Creighton
December 10 — UNL Men vs. Incarnate Word
December 13 — UNL Women vs. Bakersfield
December 13 — UNL Men vs. Cincinnati
December 19-20 — University of Nebraska-Lincoln Commencement Cermony
December 20 — UNL Women vs. Highpoint
December 21 — Elks Christmas Party
December 31 — UNL Men vs. Indiana

2015 Events

January 3 — UNL Women vs. Maryland
January 4 — KFOR Bridal Forum
January 8 — UNL Men vs. Rutgers
January 10 — Inaugural Gala Dinner & Celebration
January 11 — UNL Men vs. Illinois
January 15 — UNL Women vs. Penn State
January 16 — Harlem Globetrotters
January 17 — Fleetwood Mac
January 19 — UNL Women vs. Purdue
January 20 — UNL Men vs. Minnesota
January 24 — UNL Men vs. Michigan State
January 27 — Basketball Watch Party vs. Michigan
January 29 — UNL Women vs. Illinois
February 1 — UNL Women vs. Michigan
February 3 — UNL Men vs. Northwestern
February 5 — 29th Annual Chocolate Lover's Fantasy
February 6 — Life in Color
February 7 — Linkin Park CANCELLED
February 10 — UNL Men vs. Wisconsin
February 13 — Florida Georgia Line
February 12 — UNL Women vs. Iowa
February 15 — UNL Women vs. Wisconsin
February 22 — UNL Men vs. Iowa
February 24 — UNL Women vs. Minnesota
March 1 — UNL Women vs. Ohio State
March 8 — UNL Men vs. Maryland
March 5-7 — NSAA Girls State High School Basketball
March 8 — UNL Men vs. Maryland
March 12-14 — NSAA Boys State High School Basketball
March 15 — Bob Seger
April 1 — Champions Cup Tennis Presented by Woods Park Tennis
April 18-19 — Monster Jam (2 Performances)
April 23 — 2015 UNL Spring Concert: Vance Joy with Young Rising Sons
April 28-29 — Sesame Street (3 Performances)
May 2 — Capital City Beerfest
May 8-9 — UNL Commencement Ceremony
May 10 — Rush: R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour
May 20 — Eric Church
May 29 — A Night of Hope with Joel Osteen
July 16 — Kenny Chesney
Aug 14-15 — UNL Commencement Ceremony
Aug 28-29 — Women of Faith: Loved
Dec 18-19 — UNL Commencement Ceremony

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