Santander Arena - Reading, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Janila
N 40° 20.114 W 075° 55.361
18T E 421626 N 4465374
Quick Description: The Santander Arena in the heart of downtown Reading, caters mainly to three different types of audiences, concert goers, conventioneers and most importantly, Reading Royals hockey fans.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2018 1:11:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMYTM1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Built in 2001, the Santander Arena began life being known as the Sovereign Center. It can seat over 7000 people and when the Reading Royals play at home, the fans are present. In fact, this team have been among the leaders in regular season attendance.

The Royals, a minor league team for the Philadelphia Flyers were founded in 1991 as the Columbus Chill and have been playing in the Arena since 2001. The Royals were purple, black, silver and white uniforms and their lion mascot wears matching colors.

The Royals have made several trips to the Kelly Cup playoffs, first in their third season in 2004 where they earned the North Division championship and again in 2005 where they lost to the team who eventually won the Kelly Cup. Another trip in 2008 again resulted in a loss to the eventual Kelly Cup winner. In 2013 the team achieved their dream and won the Kelly Cup.

The arena is also home to the Reading Rockets, an indoor professional lacrosse team.

One of the best things about attending a game in this arena is that even though it is downtown Reading, it has very convenient parking in a parking garage right across the street.
It's the home of which team(s)?: Reading Royals

Which professional sports are played here?: hockey and lacrosse

Capacity (number of seats): 7160

Opening Date: 1/1/2001

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

Guided Tours: Not Listed

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1) Tell how was your visit. Were you at a game, which one? Have you just visited it by the outside, on a guided tour maybe? Are you a fan?

2) Pictures:
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- Upload one photo, at least. It would be great if you'd upload one of the venue and one with you on the photo.
- No need of photos with the GPSr.
- Extra credits for photos inside, with the teams playing.
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