In addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venue offers a wide variety of choice entertainment. Since the arena opened in 1998, it has hosted NHL, NBA, USBL, and Arena football games. Starting in 2012, the arena will also be the home of the Ultimate Indoor Football League’s Florida Tarpons. Germain Arena has also hosted more than 300 different entertainment events such as 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. The arena also includes Breakaway Sports Pub, a restaurant overlooking the arena bowl, catering, meeting space, luxury suites, a pro shop and two adjacent recreational ice rinks. Germain Arena is a centrally located facility with a seating capacity of approximately 7,000 for most events. The facility is just minutes from Naples and Ft. Myers off of I-75 at Exit 123 in the growing Southwest Florida community of Estero.