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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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  • 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 »
  • Nice to have this in Wheeling. Hockey is fun to watch in this sized arena. Concerts are only fair here as acoustics are poor. Could be made better with some sound effects on walls. Fun place for famil...  more »
  • Finally made the drive to Wheeling to see a Nailers game. The venue is located right downtown next to the riverfront park. I parked in a lot for $5 half a block from the entrance. Honestly probably co...  more »
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  • Beautiful facility,nice for events and great hockey team. Easy parking lot beside the building. Come and see what Wheeling had to offer
  • Love the updating they've done. Food/drinks lil pricey as most arenas are. Love that there are a lot of different events such as Nailers games, toughman, monster jam and many more!
  • Great place for events, plenty of room for wrestling tournaments, price to get in was a bit high. Overall good experience !
  • Wife and her (diabetic alert dog) and I and our niece come here for the nailers hockey games and the pbr bull riding events. We always have a blast.
  • They y change to much that some of the food is over priced. The event are now over price