Verizon Wireless Center
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The Verizon Wireless Center (formerly Midwest Wireless Civic Center and Alltel Center) is a convention center in Mankato, Minnesota. It offers one of the largest sports and concert halls in southwestern Minnesota and is the home ground of the Mavericks, the college hockey team at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The center was built for around 20 million dollars and opened on 5 February 1995. The naming rights received the regional telephone company Midwest Wireless. After the takeover by the Alltel Arena was renamed in July 2007 in Alltel Center. In 2009 it received its present name. Verizon Wireless pays for the naming rights annually 110,000 U.S. dollars. To the Center is the arena, which is mainly used for sporting events and concerts. In addition to regular ice hockey events where the ice international size corresponds to find wrestling and monster truck events are held there. In addition, there are in the building a solid and exhibition hall, a historic Reception Hall and several conference rooms.
Currently, the city Mankato plans to expand the Verizon Wireless Center.