About Us | Idaho Central Arena | Boise, ID

Idaho Central Arena has served as the hub of downtown Boise’s sports and music entertainment since opening its doors in the fall of 1996, hosting an average of 100 events annually and welcoming 5.4 million attendees in 19 years. The arena is the home of Idaho Steelhead hockey and the Front Street Fights mixed martial arts brand. Over the years, Idaho Central Arena has hosted basketball, arena football, indoor soccer, Motocross, and gymnastics events. The arena also hosts numerous concerts, trade shows, and conventions each year in downtown Boise.

Every seat brings fans close to the action at Idaho Central Arena, with bowl seating for 5,000 people and additional floor seating for select events. Fans can enjoy a first-class dining experience before the game at Trillium, or they can chow down during the game at the Sports Zone, a restaurant and sports bar on the arena’s third floor that overlooks the ice, the stage, and the cage. 

Fans looking to extend their stay following an exciting night at the arena can book their room at The Grove Hotel, attached to the arena and honored as Boise’s only AAA-rated Four-Diamond hotel. Head from your arena seats right up to your room and enjoy the first-class luxury and service of the Grove Hotel, as well the amenities at the Grove Fitness Club and Spa that are second to none.

For 20 years, millions of people have chosen Idaho Central Arena for sports, music, and excitement. We invite you to see for yourself why Idaho Central Arena is the heartbeat of Boise entertainment.