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(30,000 sq ft)
$3,300/day against 10% gross (negotiated cap)
Arena w/ Exhibit Hall:
(50,000 sq ft)
$4,300/day against 10% gross (negotiated cap)
Improvement Fee
Non-ticketed events:
20% of rental rate
Ticketed Events:
(fee assessed on each ticket)
Less than $10:
Capacities (click icons on right to view floor plan)
Arena Floor Plan:
Total Building Overview
Counted Concert Map:
Arena seating by section
Concert: 10,782 (add handicap seating labels)
Concert w/ Festival Floor: 10,903
Center Stage Concert: 12,000
Rodeo: 8,700
Basketball: 10,500
Hockey: 8,700
Ice Show / Circus: 9,800
Boxing/Wrestling: 12,000
Indoor Football: 8,700
Arena Cleaning Fee: $1,750 minimum per performance
Arena Dirt Events: $4,000 minimum per event
Merchandise Sales
Merchandise Fee: 35% of gross
10% on CDs
MetraPark provides staff for selling
Sizes: Stage Right Adjustable: 64' x 32' x 5' but can add Mitchell Risers to become 64' x 40' x 5' or 64' x 48' x 5'
AC Power:

600 3 120/208 Stage right - 60'
2 400 3 120/208 Stage right - 60'
1 200 3 120/208 Stage left - 60'
4 50 (Shore)
3 120/208 Stage right - 60'
Number of Spots & Position: 6 which run the length of the arena + 2 on north end
Type of Spots: Super Trouper
House Light Position: Stage Right
Type of Intercom: Clear-Com
Number of Forks: 4 – Extensions are available; extra fuel on premises
Fork Capacities: Nissan 9,800 lb capacity; 11' lift height
Medium Toyota 6,000 lb capacity; 12' lift height
Small Toyota 3,000 lb capacity; 12' lift height
Additional lifts: Genie lift; 42'
Rigging: (Download Rigging Plot)
Limit on roof: 12,000 lbs. per beam (weight load can vary based on show set up. Call venue with questions)
Limit per point: 2,000 lbs. every 12' (snow reserve considered)
Description of roof: Flat, metal trusses that are spaced 10' apart; they run west to east (stage left to stage right) from entire north to south end of arena.
High / Low Steel: 74' / 69'
Obstructions: Scoreboard in center of arena.
Floor Information:
Floor length & width: 200' x 85' (hockey rink) - Floor length depends on stage placement
Hockey dashers: Available
Drive on floor: Yes
Mix Location: Nothing permanent
Barricade: 64' Stage Right blow through barricade
Bike Rack: 140 sections
Dressing Rooms:
Large dressing rooms (4):

Bathroom w/Showers

Small dressing rooms (2): Bathroom w/Showers
Production Office #1 (small): Bathroom w/ no Showers
Production Office #2 (large): Bathroom: No
Furniture: 4 complete sets
Parking is provided for trucks and buses at back of arena (security is available)
Can park up to 9 buses; shore power available for 4 buses.
Union Labor Rates:
Riggers: $38.22/hour (4 Hour Minimum)
Stagehands: $25.80/hour (3 Hour Minimum)
Fork Operator: $60.00/hour
For more information contact:
Ray Massie at 406.256.2402 or Jamie Porter at 406.256.2462
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