• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
4m 13s

Grand opening of Alaska Airlines Center kicks off in September with 10-day celebration

By KTVA Sports 4:17 PM July 15, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The newest arena in town – the Alaska Airlines Center – is opening! A state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, the Alaska Airlines Center will be a game changer for the University of Alaska Anchorage and a great asset to the community. The UAA Department of Athletics, along with various other groups, will host a 10-day-long grand opening celebration to showcase the new facility in all its glory. Come join in this monumental step for UAA, and be a part of the first-ever series of remarkable events at the Alaska Airlines Center.

——–

Thursday, Sept. 4

Golden Ticket VIP Event

4-7  p.m.

Free, must have Golden Ticket to attend

Meet at the Alaska Airlines Center for a special event just for “Golden Ticket” holders. Attendees will enjoy a VIP treatment, including a preview tasting of the Varsity Sports Grill menu and exclusive access to restricted areas of the Alaska Airlines Center. Golden Ticket holders also get a special swag bag full of goodies. Golden Ticket holders must present their tickets for admission.

Contact: Tlisa Northcutt – tanorthcutt@uaa.alaska.edu

——–

Friday, Sept. 5

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting / SpringHill Suites Invitational Volleyball Tournament

4-7  p.m.

Free, open to the public    

Join the Alaska Airlines Center for its grand opening and ribbon cutting, along with special backstage tours of the facility. At 7 p.m., the Seawolf volleyball team takes the court to face LIU-Post in the annual SpringHill Suites Invitational.

Contact: Bridgett Dyson – blmackey@uaa.alaska.edu 

——–

Saturday, Sept. 6

Youth Sports Day & Spirit Run

Run begins at 10 a.m.

Spirit Run Registration: Free for UAA students; $5 for general public

The UAA Spirit Run will wind through campus, starting and ending at the Alaska Airlines Center. Runners are encouraged to dress in green and gold, and food and refreshments will be provided following the event.

Contacts: Rachel Kampstra – rkampstra@uaa.alaska.edu (Spirit Run)
Rusty Osborne – coachoz@uaa.alaska.edu (Clinics)

——–

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Taste of Alaska Charity Event

5-8 p.m.  

Admission: $10, plus a can of food

Join the Alaska Airlines Center for an evening of delicious dishes from around the state. Local vendors and restaurants will share favorite dishes, along with live chef demos and music.

Contact: Bobbi or Jim Olson – bobbi@gci.net or jim.olson@ubs.com

——–

Thursday, Sept. 11

“Service Before Self”

6-9 p.m.  

Admission: Free, open to the public

“Service Before Self” is an evening dedicated to our Alaska first responders and military.  In honor of 9/11, the event will include a silent auction featuring the art of our first responders and military, as well as a blood drive held throughout the day.

Contact: Dede Allen – dmallen@uaa.alaska.edu

——–

Friday, Sept. 12

Drive-In Movie & Food Truck Rodeo

Presented by the Alaska Airlines Center and Bear Tooth Theatrepub

5 p.m.-midnight

Admission: Free

The Alaska Airlines Center is excited to bring back the nostalgia of the drive-in movie with the style of the 21st century. The movie starts at 9 p.m., and local food trucks will be serving from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Contact: Brooke Shary – brooke.shary@spawnak.com

——–

Saturday, Sept. 13

The Alabama Shakes

Presented by the UAA Concert Board with support from Alaska Airlines

7:30 p.m.

General Admission: $49.50 (on sale now)

Student Admission: $28 (on sale Aug. 20) – Must purchase at Alaska Airlines Center Box Office

Join us for the Alaska debut of the Grammy Award-winning Alabama Shakes at the Alaska Airlines Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Rachel Kampstra – rkampstra@uaa.alaska.edu

——–

Sunday, Sept. 14

Howlapalooza

Anchorage’s first annual local music & art festival

1-11 p.m.

Tickets: Free from 1-6 p.m.

$10 after 7 p.m., $5 for UAA students – Alaska Airlines Box Office

The Howlapalooza Music and Arts Festival will feature more than 30 local musicians and over 10 hours of music, performances, food, art and more! All ages welcome.

Contact: Brooklyn Baggett – brooklyn.baggett@spawnak.com

——–

For more information on events, and to purchase tickets, visit www.AlaskaAirlinesCenter.com.

Latest Stories

  • Sports

    Saturday game results for week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:03

    Wild scene at Eagle River-Wolves win their first topping Barrow 22-20. 25 yard FG by Andrew Hamilton the difference. pic.twitter.com/ORixoUm36s — KTVA 11 Sports (@KTVASports) August 28, 2016   Eagle River 22  Barrow 20 Andrew Hamilton’s 25-yard field goal with under three minutes remaining gave the Eagle High School Wolves their first win of the […]

  • News

    Crews slow Matanuska River erosion

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 27, 22:56

    BUTTE — Construction crews are making progress on fighting erosion along the Matanuska River. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Emergency Services Director Bill Gamble called the situation “critical” Friday. On Saturday, however, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and its contractors were heaping massive loads of rock onto the edge of the river. They were also […]

  • News

    Anchorage pilot dies in Oregon air show crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:16

    ANCHORAGE — Marcus Paine, a pilot based out of Anchorage, died in a plane crash at an airshow in Madras, Oregon on Saturday. The Airshow of the Cascades website stated Marcus Paine died during his Saturday afternoon performance. “The Paine family and the airshow community appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” an […]

  • Lifestyle

    Bethel physician Dr. Jill Seaman on splitting her time between Alaska and South Sudan

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Aug 27, 18:26

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. A Bethel physician is getting ready to return to South Sudan and the medical organization she’s helped run there since the 1980s. Dr. Jill Seaman spends about four months a year in Bethel working at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Then she travels to Old Fangak, […]

  • News

    AST: Army, wildlife troopers help rescue injured pilot following crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:42

    A U.S. Army helicopter and crew, along with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, helped find and rescue a Fairbanks pilot after his plane crashed Saturday. An online Alaska State Troopers dispatch stated 69-year-old William Larry was alone when his Piper Super Cub plane crashed seven miles northeast of Harding Lake. The crash was reported at 10:49 a.m., […]

  • News

    AFD: At least one unit in Reka Drive building damaged by fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:39

    At least one home on Reka Drive was damaged by fire Saturday. The Anchorage Fire Department responded and was able to put the fire out. Multiple people called to report the fire at 2:03 p.m., according to a fire dispatcher. She said 14 AFD units were sent to the fire, which caused visible damage to […]

  • Crime

    Former Bethel officer Andrew Reid sentenced, victim’s sister speaks up about lasting trauma

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Aug 27, 13:53

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — Former Bethel police officer Andrew Reid has been sentenced by a Bethel judge to the maximum penalty allowed for the two crimes he pleaded guilty to: one count of first-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree official misconduct. Reid will spend a maximum […]

  • News

    Boston police officers cover vet bill for dog who ‘took a bullet’ for his owner

    by Jennifer Earl / CBS News on Aug 27, 13:29

    An innocent young woman and a family dog were struck with bullets after an argument erupted in gunfire in a Boston neighborhood early Thursday. According to CBS Boston, police are still searching for suspects in the shooting of 18-year-old Dashaye Mizhari, who is now in the intensive care unit. The teenager was reportedly shot three times as she ran for cover. But officers believe there could have […]