Germain Arena Brings Sports and Entertainment to SWFL!
August 24, 2014
Southwest Florida has become a premier destination to live and visit over the past few decades. The population has increased, roads have been built or renovated, state of the art shopping centers were erected, world renowned restaurants have opened, and one of the best sporting venues was built. The growth our community has seen over the past dozen or so years is undeniable. Any long time natives will attest to the fact that this is not the same Southwest Florida they grew up in, and that’s not a bad thing.
Germain Arena opened its doors in 1998 bringing sports and entertainment to Southwest Florida. Germain has hosted NHL, NBA, USBL, and Arena football games. The design engineers developed the 171,000 square foot arena to be home to over 300 entertainment events including, “Stars on Ice, Disney On Ice, WWE wrestling, Jeff Dunham, Boston Pops and Lord of the Dance along with headline concerts including Cher, Elton John, Alan Jackson, Guns ‘N Roses, Def Leppard, Sting, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and Toby Keith”, to name a few.
Breakaway Sports Pub is located inside the arena and is open for any and all events. This energetic restaurant is located at the top level of the arena and provides a fantastic view of the main stage or bowl. In case you want to ensure the best view with the best food, the tables in the restaurant closest to the bowl are ticketed seats. You can guarantee the best food and service with any event.
The Big Cypress Club is “the” cocktail lounge of Germain Arena. Located on the first floor by the Pro Shop, the Big Cypress Club is open to any Everblade season ticket holder with an annual membership. The membership entitles the card holder and three guests to enjoy dinner and drinks prior to any of the 36 home and playoff games. Only for concerts and shows does the Big Cypress Club open to the public for cocktails.
Germain Arena is a huge part of the community. They have public skating times and even teach classes on how to skate or play hockey for children aged 3 and up. The Learn to Skate program is geared for figure and hockey skaters. Separately there is a Learn to Play class for children aged 7-14 years old who want to learn specific skills and techniques before joining a hockey league. Germain is host to youth and adult hockey leagues, along with competitive figure skating leagues as well. “Here at Germain Arena we pride ourselves on skill development, sportsmanship and a safe playing environment for our players. All coaches, referees and instructors are USA Hockey Certified.”
Germain Arena is part of our community’s sustainable urban development. The arena has helped improve the economy of Southwest Florida by supporting community programs and drawing national attention as a venue. Large touring artists and sporting events come to Southwest Florida and Germain Arena each year. Germain Arena has been a huge contributor to the growth Estero has seen over the past decade.