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WesBanco Arena, Wheeling

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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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  • Wonderful location and what a nice art and craft show. Really gets you in the Christmas mood. Vendors of all kinds and great prices.  more »
  • We had a great experience here with four children during frozen on ice. The seating is great and the parking is convenient too. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful.  more »
  • I was there on a day with no event was still able to get inside and walk around a bit. The arena is a little old, but still well kept and the sight lines seemed really good. Also nice that it was loca...  more »
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  • Loved it there tonight. Only issue was with the food... The Wesbanco food section under 218.. food was horrible.. stuff overcooked. Cheese sauce was disgusting. But everything else was awesome!
  • Awesome place full of excitement, especially during Nailers games. Nice little arena not too far from home. Worth the drive to watch some hockey or whatever else is going on around it.
  • This places has really updated in the last two years. If you haven't been here in a while it is a really nice place to take in an event. Great new seats and a new video board.
  • The recent renovations are terrific. The seats are much more comfortable and everything has been freshly painted. Great place to watch a hockey game.
  • It's a lot smaller then Pittsburgh Paints arena but it is definitely nice in there. We were there for Disney's Frozen on Ice program. From where we were the seating was perfect.
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