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 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