ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Officials at Alaska-Anchorage are getting ready to show off their new arena.
The Alaska Dispatch News reports the $110 million, 192,000-square-foot Alaska Airlines Center will officially open next month with a volleyball tournament. But it will also host its first concert when the Southern rock band Alabama Shakes performs Sept. 13.
The arena is most often talked about as a 5,000-seat sports venue.
But there also will be 10 to 12 non-sports events, like concerts and speakers. Even the old notion of stadium food will be taken up a notch with a restaurant serving wine, beer and food like artisan pizzas.
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