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The Selland Arena is an 11,300-seat multi-purpose arena built in 1966 in Fresno, Californiamarker. It is named after former Fresno mayor Arthur Selland and has had over ten million people walk through its doors in its over forty-year history. Currently the arena is operated by SMG under contract from the City of Fresno. The arena is home to the Central Valley Coyotes arena football team and was home to the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL. The Falcons played at Selland Arena through 2003 when they moved to Save Mart Center at Fresno Statemarker. The team returned to Selland for the 2008-09 season but ceased operations 16 games into the season on December 22, 2008. It was also home to the Fresno Statemarker basketball program until it moved to the on-campus Save Mart Center in 2003. Events that have taken place at the arena include the WWF Royal Rumble 1996, Fully Loaded 1998, and the 2000 Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament. It also has hosted the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Basketball Finals since 2004 and the annual California Future Farmers of America State Conference, Fresno State's Men's basketball team will make a return to Selland Arena on December 1st when they take on University of Pacific, Selland Arena will host 18 home games for the Fresno Monsters Hockey Team of the Western States Hockey League for the 2009/2010 Season.

The arena originally had a 6,500 seating capacity, but a $10 million expansion project in 1981 increased the seating to its current capacity of 11,300. It underwent an additional $15 million renovation in November 2006.

The renovation of Selland Arena included the installation of new seats, a new video replay scoreboard, message boards and new ice cooling system for hockey games.

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