Wells Fargo Arena

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by CPS

This is a great addition to the metro! I attended a concert back in June of this year and I loved every minute of it. It's not too big or too small and you get a great view of downtown. It is very accessible and just what Des Moines needs to not be stereotyped as a "dead city". It goes to show that even a city like Des Moines can throw some great shows at a great location.

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by Brett Brooks

I have attended a handful of concerts and hockey games at the Well . All have been enjoyable . However on the 6th of Feb. my family and I were completely digusted . We attended another Stars game only to find out there was a previous visit by some fans and their pets . (Dogs ) Even though I love animals also, I feel this was one the dumbest things I have ever heard of .Not only were the seats covered in dog hair ,there was an incredible smell of yurin and even dog feces on the floor in front of our feet .Guess what ! Not eveyone enjoys animals in that way! Our coats were covered with hair and the place flat out stunk of canines . What's next Iowa ? Why don't we just bring in barn yard aniimals and not clean up after them also . I am shocked that someone thought this was a good idea . Take a fantstic place and let it go the dogs . Literally. I would rather go to the Bucs and smell stale beer than go thru that again . Lost a fan of four .

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Wells Fargo Arena was built in July of 2005. The state-of-the-art arena holds up to 17,000 people for sporting and entertainment events.

The building offers a very open design with nice views of the city skyline as well as the Capitol building. The arena is designed very nicely in that there's literally not a bad seat in the house.

In addition to hosting large concerts and events, Wells Fargo Arena is the home of the Iowa Stars hockey team - the top-level affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars. The arena also houses state wrestling and basketball tournaments.

Wells Fargo Arena provides seating and entertainment options for everyone, and includes The Principal River's Edge (a 180 seat restaurant), 36 corporate suites, 20 loge boxes, and 600 club seats offering the finest in fan amenities. In total, the arena has a capacity of 16,980 for center-stage concerts, 16,285 for end-stage concerts, 16,110 for basketball, and 15,181 for hockey.

The only complaints we've had/heard about Wells Fargo Arena is the lack of food and beverage choices. If you have club seats (which are generally hard to obtain) there is a much better selection in the private bar/lounge. However, most every events center has very limited food and drink offerings so this should not sway your opinions too much.

Tickets for most events can be purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, Dahl's Foods, online at www.dahlstickets.com, or charge by phone at 1-866-55-DAHLS.

For hotels with Skywalk access to Wells Fargo Arena, check out Renaissance Savery Hotel at 401 Locust St, and the Downtown Marriott at 700 Grand

Wells Fargo Area during an Iowa Stars Game The Wells Fargo Arena Scoreboard The Wells Fargo Arena Zambonis

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