The Coachella Valley is buzzing with excitement about the brand new Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, the new home of the American Hockey League‘s Firebirds. It will be host to the biggest musical acts and major family and sporting events in the greater Palm Springs area.
The Acrisure Arena is a state–of–the–art facility located in downtown Palm Springs, and it features seating for over 8,000 spectators and up to 11,000 seats for concerts and other events. It also features an expansive lobby, luxury suites, and expanded concourses that make it the perfect home for professional hockey. On top of that, the arena is also equipped with a top–notch entertainment system, including a giant HDTV, and a sound system that is sure to make every game an exciting experience.
The arena is home to the American Hockey League‘ Firebirds. The Firebirds will play all of their home games at the Acrisure Arena, providing fans with top–notch hockey entertainment.
Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious and exciting minor league hockey teams in the country, the Firebirds are sure to bring an exciting new level of professional sports to the desert. The Acrisure Arena is the first full–scale professional hockey arena in the Coachella Valley, and its opening is sure to bring a new level of excitement to the area. The Firebirds have already had a successful season in their new home, with a record of 22 wins and only 6 losses.
In addition to hockey, the Acrisure Arena will be hosting a variety of other events, such as concerts, conventions, and comedy acts. The arena is equipped with a state–of–the–art sound system and lighting, ensuring that each event is experienced in the best possible way.
Acrisure Arena broke ground on June 2, 2021, on 43.35 acres (17.54 ha) of land near the city of Palm Desert, between Interstate 10 and the Classic Club golf course. It is the home arena for the American Hockey League‘s Coachella Valley Firebirds. Acrisure, a financial technology company, paid an undisclosed sum for 10 years of naming rights.
GROUNDBREAKING: June 2, 2021
OPENED: December 14, 2022
PROUD HOME OF: AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds (inaugural AHL season 2022-2023)
OWNER: Public-Private Partnership between Oak View Group, Seattle Kraken Hockey, and Live Nation
OPERATOR: Oak View Group
PROJECT MANAGER: CAA/ICON
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR: AECOM Hunt
FUNCTIONS: Multi-purpose live entertainment venue built for AHL hockey, live music and events
SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN: ILFI Net-Zero Carbon Certified – target certification 2025
PROJECT COST: $300+ Million
EVENTS: 120 annually
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 300,000 sq feet (including Iceplex)
LOADING DOCKS: 5
PARKING LOT: 3,000+ stalls covering 1,000,000 sq ft.
ACOUSTIC LAPENDARY PANELS: 2,155
SEATING CAPACITIES CONCERTS: up to 11,007
AMENITIES LOCATION: Centrally located in the Coachella Valley off Interstate 10 and between the Cook and Washington St. exits.
SOUND: 10,000 sq feet of acoustic lapendary panels for superior arena sound engineering
SUITES: 20 executive suites that are cantilevered over the lower seating bowl
EAST & WEST LOFT CLUBS: Private, premium club spaces with local Palm Springs craft beer offerings
Tickets for events held at the Acrisure arena can be purchased here: