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Lakeland Civic Center

 

Lakeland Civic Center

Lakeland Center
The Lakeland Center logo
Former names Lakeland Civic Center (November 1974– June 1994)
Location 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Coordinates

28°02′28″N 81°57′49″W / 28.041053°N 81.963619°W / 28.041053; -81.963619Coordinates: 28°02′28″N 81°57′49″W / 28.041053°N 81.963619°W / 28.041053; -81.963619

Opened November 1974
Capacity 8,178
Tenants
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1983-84) indoor
Lakeland Loggerheads (WHA2) (2003– 2004)
Lakeland Thunderbolts (AIFA) (2005– 2007)
Lakeland Raiders (XIFL) (2012– present)

The Lakeland Center is an 8,178-seat multi-purpose arena, in Lakeland, Florida. It opened in November 1974, as the Lakeland Civic Center, it gained its current name in June 1994

It was home to the Lakeland Loggerheads ice hockey team from 2003 until 2004 and later the Lakeland Thunderbolts indoor football team from 2005 until 2007. Currently, the arena's primary tenant is the Lakeland Raiders of the Xtreme Indoor Football League.

The Tampa Bay Rowdies of the defunct North American Soccer League used the arena for indoor soccer on several occasions including three of their sixteen home games during the 1983-84 indoor season. This would also prove to be the league's final indoor campaign before suspending operations following the 1984 outdoor season.[1]

The arena played host to The Rolling Thunder Revue Tour, on March 18, 1976, headed by Bob Dylan.

It was here where KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was nearly electrocuted, during a concert on December 11, 1976.

The arena hosted both opening dates for The Rolling Stones US Tour 1978 and Kiss' Dynasty Tour in 1979.

The three opening shows for Rush's "Power Windows Warm Up Tour (Second Tour Or The Nadars)" were held at the arena in 1985.

The Grateful Dead performed at the arena on May 21, 1977. The show makes up half of the archival live album, Dick's Picks Volume 29.

U2 rehearsed for and opened their Zoo TV tour in February 1992.

The arena has hosted many professional wrestling events by WCW and WWE.

References

External links

  • Official website of the Lakeland Center
  • Lakeland Public Library history
  • The Concert Database

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