Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena
The new Gateway Arena is an extremely flexible venue for a wide variety of entertainment and sporting events. The facility includes a full-size ice hockey rink with a U-shaped seating bowl surrounding it. A stage for performances can be placed either at the open end of the seating bowl or in the center of the floor for "in-theround" shows. A section of seating behind the concourse on the closed end of the "U" is only used for maximum capacity crowd seating. When the audiences are smaller, high seating and other sections of the seating bowl can be screened off to create a more intimate atmosphere.