Findlay Toyota Center facts for kids
|Former names||Tim's Toyota Center (2007–2014)
Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center (2006–2007; 2014–2019)
|Address||3201 North Main Street|
|Location||Prescott Valley, Arizona|
|Owner||City of Prescott Valley|
|Operator||Encore Facility Management|
4,810 (ice hockey)
|Broke ground||August 23, 2005|
|Opened||November 6, 2006|
|Construction cost||$36 million
($38.1 million in 2018 dollars2018)
|Architect||Sink Combs Dethlefs|
|Project manager||International Coliseums Company|
|Structural engineer||Martin/Martin, Inc.|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||Hunt Construction Group|
|Arizona Sundogs (CHL) (2006–2014)
Arizona Adrenaline (AIFA/IFL) (2008, 2011)
Arizona Outlaws (AIF) (2012)
Northern Arizona Suns (NBA G League) (2016–2020)
Northern Arizona Wranglers (IFL) (2021–)
The Findlay Toyota Center (formerly Tim's Toyota Center and originally built as the Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center) is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena located at 3201 North Main Street in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Since opening in November 2006, it is home to a variety of Arizona Interscholastic Association basketball and wrestling competitions; for instance, in 2011, it hosted the 1A and 2A Conference semifinal and finals games and the 3A Conference quarterfinals. It has also hosted a few monster truck shows.
The arena hosted the American Indoor Football's Arizona Outlaws in 2012 and the Central Hockey League's Arizona Sundogs from 2006 to 2014.
Tim's Toyota, a Toyota dealership in Prescott with used car lots in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, paid an undisclosed sum to be the corporate sponsor and namesake of the arena. That deal expired on September 30, 2014, with the arena reverting to the Prescott Valley Event Center name.
Among its amenities are 24 luxury suites (including two party suites), 400 club seats and parking for 3,000 cars. The arena accommodates up to 6,200 for concerts.
The venue has hosted well-known bands such as Chicago, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Three Doors Down, and ZZ Top. It hosted its first-ever WWE event on July 29, 2007. Also, when the fair comes, the inside of the arena is used as a display.
The venue also hosted a high-profile college basketball game on November 30, 2011, when Brigham Young University faced Northern Arizona.
On April 11, 2016, it was announced that the Phoenix Suns would own their affiliate in the NBA Development League, the Northern Arizona Suns, after the purchasing the Bakersfield Jam, relocating the team from Bakersfield, California, to Prescott Valley for the 2016–17 season. Following the pandemic-shorted 2019–20 season, the Phoenix Suns announced that the Northern Arizona Suns would relocate to the metro Phoenix area for the following season.
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