Germain Arena, Estero

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Germain Arena is a 7,186-seat multi-purpose arena in Estero, Florida, United States.HistoryThe arena was first named Everblades Arena in 1998 after the hockey team that played there. TECO Energy was the first company to obtain the naming rights to the building, changing the name to TECO Arena. In 2004, TECO Energy decided they were no longer interested in holding the naming rights. Germain Motor Company bought the rights, and in 2004 the venue was renamed to Germain Arena. This same company, an automobile dealership with locations in Florida, Arkansas, and Ohio, also held the naming rights to the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio.TenantsGermain Arena has been used as a multipurpose venue, primarily hosting the Florida Everblades ECHL ice hockey team and the Florida Tarpons Arena Pro Football team. It was also the home for the Florida Flame NBA Development League team and the Florida Firecats Arena Football League 2 (af2) team. Additionally, the venue has hosted various concerts, circuses, boxing, mixed martial arts events, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling shows, World Wrestling Entertainment shows and Professional Bull Riders events.
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  • Love going to germain for hockey. I wish they had some better options for snacking at the concessions. To much junk food. Maybe a coffee bar too in place of one of the beer kiosks  more »
  • I was here for several days for a skating competition. Having the main rink and two practice rinks under the same roof was fantastic. I appreciated that there were several large and regularly cleaned ...  more »
  • I have been to different events here. They are always professional and offer a clean and safe environment to enjoy the shows from.  more »
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  • Took my parents and my fiance to see the Everblades play. Game was awesome and the staff made it fun with giveaways, videos, music. There was not one moment that I was not entertained. The Blades are all about being part of a team. Fighting is just sometimes part of the game and this particular game had more than a few. Drinks and food were a little pricey but that's to be expected. I was surprised at the amount of young children here but the announcers made it fun for them and a lot of them ended up on the big screen. Clean restrooms. I am a smoker and liked that myself and fellow smokers could go outside and smoke at any time with a drink and not bother the non-smokers as it was a roped off area outdoors ( much nicer than those glass rooms at the airports that put us on display in a smoke filled fishbowl). I highly recommend any fellow hockey lover to check out a game. If you have never been to a hockey game or are looking for something different to do in Sunny FL this is a nice change and fun for the entire family. Germain also has public ice skating, hosts concerts, bridal shows and other events.
  • Here for a one day ice hockey tournament. A nice place and fun. Great pro shop. Food is as good or better than other ice rinks. You can even catch an Everblades game, if they are home during your visit. Prices are reasonable for open skate/stick and puck/ hockey games. Just check the schedule.
  • We booked a birthday party on a Saturday afternoon, and we're very happy with how things went. The staff made sure everything went smoothly. They explained everything well, and made sure they were easy to find if we needed them. They really made things easy on us as parents by taking care of the details. The kids had fun, and everyone will be back to use their passes! Thanks so much!!!
  • Very easy to drive too, right off highway! Arena was clean, employees very friendly and accommodating! Small quaint venue with no visual obstructions! We will definitely be back for more Everblades hockey and other events of our liking!!
  • Worst venue ever. Traveled from Sarasota to come see Jim Gaffigan. Had to pay $20 to park--was not privy to this info prior to the show (highly recommend parking at the outlet mall nearby and walking over) because... The organization was terrible. Took us 25 min to *enter* the parking lot. And this is with police directing external traffic and staff "guiding" you to a parking spot. Show started 30 min late and people continued to enter well into the main act, likely to inefficiency of parking staff, door staff, ushers, and horrible signage inside the arena. It took us over half an hour to exit the parking lot. No staff remained on duty for that part. I reached out to the management of the arena and never heard back. So here's you one measly star. I wish I could give zero.

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