Berry Events Center

Berry Events Center is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Marquette, Michigan, in the United States that opened in 1999. It is home to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats ice hockey and basketball teams. The arena also houses the US Speedskating Team. It was built in 1999, and is named for John W. Berry, Jr., class of 1971, a primary benefactor of the facility. The arena replaced Lakeview Arena, the home of Wildcat hockey for its first twenty-three seasons.

Berry Events Center
Blizzard T. Husky Events Center
LocationMarquette, Michigan
Coordinates46°33′28″N 87°23′34″W
OwnerNorthern Michigan University
OperatorNorthern Michigan University
Capacity3,802 (ice hockey)
4,300 (basketball)
Surface200 by 100 feet (61 m × 30 m) (ice hockey)
OpenedOctober 1, 1999
Construction cost$11 million (approximate)
Northern Michigan Wildcats
(Hockey & Baseketball)

The arena contains 16 luxury suites and standing room for 400 fans. It is also the premier sports and entertainment venue in the Upper Peninsula, accommodating up to 5,675 for concerts.

It is one of three arenas in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to have Olympic-size ice (200 by 100 feet or 61 by 30 metres), the others are at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and University of Alaska-Anchorage.

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