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American Bank Center

1901 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi,  TX 78401

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The American Bank Center is an entertainment complex located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The complex consists of an auditorium convention center and arena. The facility hosts numerous conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, live performances and sporting events. It is home to the Corpus Christi IceRays Tier II Jr. A ice hockey team and the Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's and women's NCAA basketball teams. It is owned by the city of Corpus Christi and managed by SMG.In 2007 the arena was the site for a controversial event in the WWE. The same day as the scheduled show, professional wrestler Chris Benoit died. The show was cancelled and fans received a full refund for their tickets. Also, WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 was held here.FacilitiesAmerican Bank Center ArenaThe American Bank Center Arena is an indoor arena located adjacent to the American Bank Center Convention Center. The construction of the arena was a joint effort by Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates, Arquitectonica and Gignac & Associates. The venue broke ground on November 3, 2002 and was completed in October 2004. Unique to the area is its split-tiered seating system design. This allows the large venue to have the illusion of a theatre setting. The maximum capacity of the arena is 10,000 for sporting events and concerts. The cost of the project was over $49 million.

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