Introducing The Iowa River Landing’s Final Anchor Tenant: the Iowa Arena & Fieldhouse

About The Project

The Iowa River Landing - 30+ Year Vision

After more than 30 years of planning, the Iowa River Landing has become one of our states most premiere cultural and entertainment district destinations. Offering cultural attractions, a major conference center, boutique retail, dining, entertainment, world class health care, private residential, a park, wetlands, museums and much more. The addition of the Landing’s final anchor tenant, the Iowa Arena & Fieldhouse will not only complete this 30-year in the making 185-acre master plan but will add substantially to area quality of life. The Iowa River Landing has already created hundreds of permanent jobs. It 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 new visitors to the community have poured hundreds of millions into our local and state economy over the past decade.

Following the state’s 2015 designation of the Iowa River Landing Reinvestment District, city and business leaders have assembled a team built for success. The Iowa Arena and 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 the Iowa Arena and Fieldhouse

At a Glance

Iowa Arena

Arena Seating Capacities:
Concerts: Up to 6,000
Basketball: Up to 6,000
Hockey: Up to 5,250
Volleyball: Up to 6,000
Wrestling: Up to 6,000

Total parking spots: 


5 multi-use courts

Attached hotel - Staybridge Suites

Interior Lobby

Concourse - Hockey


Concourse - Volleyball

Club Suite

South Lobby

The Right-Sized Venue

When complete in 2020, the Iowa Arena & Fieldhouse will fulfill a longstanding community and economic development void.

The 5,250 fixed seat Iowa Arena (6,000 concert capacity) will serve as a highly accessible and most importantly right sized venue for concerts, family shows, and special events. It will immediately enable this community to become a signature attractor of both amateur and professional sporting events through its direct connectivity to the 53,000+ sq ft temperature controlled fieldhouse.

The Iowa Arena & Fieldhouse will leverage the collaborative marketing & programming opportunities that we have through University of Iowa athletics and other programs like SCOPE, CAB, and Recreational Services. All the while providing a plethora of new community event and sports opportunities that have to date not been feasible. A development vision such as this requires the entire community. We would welcome any opportunity to provide a more detailed overview of the Iowa River Landing master plan and how you can join us with this transformational quality of life development.

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Brian Hixenbaugh
General Manager

845 Quarry Road #125
Coralville, IA 52241
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