“Home of the Peoria Riverman hockey”
Carver Arena is the home of the Bradley University Braves men's basketball team and the Peoria Rivermen American Hockey League ice hockey team, and was formerly home to the Peoria Pirates arena football team. Prior to playing at Carver Arena, Bradley hosted its games at Robertson Memorial Field House. It hosted the 1988 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament title game. It seats 10,129 for hockey and indoor football, 11,164 for basketball and up to 12,145 for concerts. Carver Arena also plays host to the Illinois High School Association boys' basketball state finals for two weeks every March. The interactive March Madness Experience takes places in the adjacent exhibition hall during the tournaments. Concerts, circuses, trade shows (an arena floor 124 feet (38 m) by 238 feet (73 m) for 29,512 square feet (2,741.8 m2) of space), wrestling matches and other events are held here. The arena also contains a 60-by-40-foot portable stage, a production office, eight dressing rooms (four large and four small), eight spotlights, and a 76-foot (23 m) ceiling height. There is also an arena club at Carver Arena, eight concession stands, eight restrooms, and two luxury suites. It hosted the first CollegeInsider.com Tournament where the Braves lost to Old Dominion in the finals.
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