| Bangor Arena|
10 September 2013
| Global Spectrum|
August 4, 2011
| 515 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401|
Seats: 5,800 (plus 1,500 retractable)
515 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA
Maine Black Bears men's basketball
Cross Insurance Arena, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Augusta Civic Center, Bangor Auditorium, Alfond Arena
Cross Insurance Center is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Bangor, Maine, United States. The arena holds up to 8,500 people for concerts, and features an attached 2,000-person convention center. It was built at an estimated cost of $65 million. Part of the city's Bass Park complex, it is located across from Hollywood Casino Bangor.
Cross Insurance Center Wikipedia
The Bangor Auditorium was a 5,948-seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Bangor. It became a statewide icon by hosting the Maine Principals' Association basketball tournament each February, which is broadcast by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Beginning sometime in the late 2000s, the city began discussing replacing the arena. In May 2011, the city held a public referendum in which voters supported building new facilities to replace the Auditorium and Civic Center by a margin of 3 to 1.
Demolition began at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center on June 3, 2013, with the new arena completed.
The facility is managed by Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast. On July 20, 2012, it was announced that Cross Insurance Agency had purchased naming rights to the arena (previously referred to only as "Bangor Arena") for $3 million.
On July 31, 2013, the University of Maine announced that the Maine Black Bears basketball teams would play "over half" of their games at the new arena.