The Iowa River Landing’s Final Anchor Tenant

The Multi-Purpose Venue

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When complete in August 2020, the 5,100 fixed seat Xtream Arena powered by Mediacom (6,600 concert capacity) & GreenState Family Fieldhouse will serve as a highly accessible and most importantly right sized venue for concerts, family shows, and special events. The arena will serve as host home for University of Iowa Volleyball as well as a yet-to-be-determined minor league hockey tenant. With the arena’s direct connectivity to the 53,000 sq. ft 5-court fieldhouse, the facility will immediately enable this community to become a signature attractor of both amateur and professional sporting events. Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse will fulfill a longstanding community and economic development void in Coralville and surrounding areas.

 

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The Iowa River Landing - 30+ Year Vision

After more than 30 years of planning and visionary work, the Iowa River Landing has become one of our state’s premiere cultural and entertainment district destinations. This unique collection of cultural attractions, a major conference center, boutique retail, dining and entertainment options, world class health care, private residential opportunities, park space, natural areas, and more cannot be found anywhere else in Iowa. As the final, anchor tenant, the state-of-the-art Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse will complete the Landing’s 185-acre master plan, but also add substantially to the area’s quality of life thanks to the multitude of activities and events it will host in the future. The Iowa River Landing has already created hundreds of permanent jobs and has afforded the larger Iowa City community with the ability to attract hundreds of conferences, meetings, and special events that otherwise would not have come to our community. These visitors have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into our local and state economies over the past decade, and there is much more on the horizon with the addition of the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse.

Following the state’s 2015 designation of the Iowa River Landing Reinvestment District, city and business leaders have assembled a team built for continued success. The Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse will be operated by Spectra Venue Management, a nationally recognized firm who also manages the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines and the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. Spectra will work in partnership with Aramark to ensure the strongest possible level of collaboration with the University of Iowa Athletic Department. They will also work closely with nearby University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, museums, and various hotel operators and local businesses for scheduling and programming opportunities.

Facts about Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse

At a Glance

Xtream Arena

Arena Seating Capacities:
Concerts: Up to 6,600
Basketball: Up to 6,000
Hockey: Up to 5,100
Volleyball: Up to 6,000
Wrestling: Up to 6,600

Total Parking Spots: 3,000 (within district)

Fieldhouse

5 multi-use courts

Attached hotel - Staybridge Suites

Suite

Club Suite

Meet The Team


Jack Ligon, General Manager of Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse, has been with Spectra since August 2010.  He joined the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse team after relocating from Bridgeview, IL at SeatGeek Stadium where he was the General Manager.  Prior to SeatGeek Stadium, he worked at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs, GA, USF Sun Dome (now Yuengling Center) Tampa, Florida, and the Ted Constant Convocation Center (now Chartway Arena), Norfolk, VA.  Jack was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, where he later graduated from the University of Tennessee.  Jack, wife Brynn, and two daughters Harper and Sloan are excited to join the Iowa City/Coralville community.

Michael Rooney, Fieldhouse Director of GreenState Family Fieldhouse, has been with Spectra since June of 2018. Michael will attract local and regional sports organizations to make the fieldhouse a one-of-a-kind premier sports venue in the Midwest. Michael previously held titles of Manager of Sports Development and Special Events Assistant at the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB. Michael was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA, graduated from the University of Iowa and currently resides in Coralville with his wife, Jill.

Jerrod Stacy, was hired in October of 2019 as the Director of Operations at Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse. He brings with him 10+ years of experience in the event industry. Jerrod previously worked at venues ranging from an NFL stadium in Glendale, AZ to a convention center located in Pueblo, CO. The most recent public facility he worked at was the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines. Jerrod was born and raised in Fairfield, IA, and graduated from Central College in Pella. He now resides in North Liberty with his wife Lyndsey and their son.

Josh Kleinmeyer, Director of Partnerships at Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse, has been with Spectra since September 2019. Josh will create partnerships with local, state, and regional brands to increase the event experience in both facilities for guests and participants. Josh joined Spectra with over six years of experience of creating high level partnerships while with Learfield/IMG College. He represented the athletics venues and teams at University of Iowa, Bowling Green State University, and University of Nebraska-Omaha. Josh was born and raised in Iowa City, graduated from Coe College, and completed a Business of Sports Certificate after undergrad at University of Colorado Bulder.

ArenaCo is the community development corporation previously formed by the city to build the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in the successful state certified Iowa River Landing Reinvestment District. ArenaCo is a nonprofit entity, separate from the City of Coralville and run by a board of directors, which can apply for grants, tax credits, and other funding not open to a city. The organizations revenue sources will include various naming rights, tax credits, and philanthropic contributions. The Board of Directors for ArenaCo include Coralville Mayor John Lundell, City Administrator Kelly Hayworth, retired Iowa State Senator Bob Dvorsky, Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB President Josh Schamberger, retired Coralville Central school teacher Sarah McLaughlin, Coralville Eye Associates’ Dr. John Weihe, and retired Coralville Finance Director Terry Kaeding. You may contact the board here.

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Jack Ligon
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200 E 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 321-8297
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