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WesBanco Arena, Wheeling

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 20+ 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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  • This arena is a Grand Old Lady with some new lipstick. The arena has been modernized over the last few years. I'm looking forward to getting back to Wheeling to see the completion of the arena front. ...  read more »
  • This place puts on all kinds of stuff.. hockey games concerts kids showes wrestling like wwe... duck dynasty nights and they new remodel of the place was good and looks better than before 
  • Was not there for an event, but pleased to find it open to the public.Nice display of local sports including the mention of Bill Mazeroski, John Havlicek, Lou Groza etc. 
  • 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.
  • Great building, lots of history, not a bad seat in the place. You will pay a good deal for food though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With modernization of the arena Wesbanco has come into the modern age. Everything from new seating, new digital boards, what's improved food venues the arena is improving leaps and bounds
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