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WesBanco Arena, Wheeling

(4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
WesBanco Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was built in 1977 at a cost of $7 million. It is home to the Wheeling Nailers ice hockey team and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.In 2013, it was reported, that the name WesBanco Arena will remain emblazoned across the home of the Wheeling Nailers for at least another decade, as the bank and the downtown venue have agreed to a 10-year, $2.5 million naming rights extension. The arena's previous 10-year deal with WesBanco, struck in 2003, was for $2.3 million. Prior to that, the venue was known as the Wheeling Civic Center.AmenitiesIt can also be used for conventions, trade shows, concerts, banquets and other events. It features 23684sqft of space plus 7500sqft of meeting room space. These meeting rooms can accommodate parties from ten to several hundred people. The largest meeting room is named "Health Plan Pavilion." The in-house catering department is capable of catering any size event for any needs. The meeting rooms host area Civitan, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Serra's clubs lunches and meetings weekly. During Nailers hockey games and some other events the "Health Plan Pavilion" is open to all ticketed patrons featuring a full-service restaurant and bar.It features a 46ft-high ceiling. The Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center can accommodate cars for the arena's maximum capacity. The back parking lot offers parking to guests at some events and parking for trucks, trailers and buses of acts and offers direct stage access load-in through the large elephant door.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very nice inside! New entrance is a major upgrade. Food vendor upgrades is a definite plus along with beer variety in lower level. Will be back for a Nailers game. 
  • I attended a Wheeling Nailers Hockey game at WesBanco Arena and enjoyed my experience. Lots of between periods activities taking place during the hockey game. It looks like they have fixed up the entr...  more »
  • I love the Wesbanco Arena!!! Great facility centrally located in the Mid Ohio Valley region. I have had the honor to work with the staff on many events at this location over two decades. Top professio...  more »
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  • Variety of seating available at time of ticket purchase as per your request or budget. Very easy to get there and find parking, or may use the parking garage. Great variety of food available. Beer was made easy to get and quickly if you partake. Several locations for restrooms so you may get back to your seat quickly. Kept very clean and security always available for your safety.
  • Great building, lots of history, not a bad seat in the place. You will pay a good deal for food though.
  • Love to watch the nailers here. Place is kinda old but they are doing alot of construction so hopefully it will be nicer in 2017.
  • I've been to concerts and hockey games in this arena and it always manages to offer comfort and convenience each and every time. The parking is close and always affordable.
  • Here's an interesting story. While walking into the arena with my young son one day. We walked across a pile of human feces covered in toilet paper. Now you might think that this is an awkward or strange thing. But in Wheeling West Virginia. This is just some of the local art that you can find. The local artists are called "hobos". And this is one of their favorite spots to hang out. So if you're into cultural experiences outside the norm, and then come on down to this piece of crap.