The City of Omaha

 
 
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Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself.

Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic and friendly demeanor. Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "Those going against the wind or current", Omahans proudly continue to live up to the name. 

In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. A one-of-a-kind $22 million pedestrian bridge S-curves its way across the Missouri River, the signature, cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridge projects ever constructed, giving Omaha visitors a breathtaking view of the ever changing skyline.  

CenturyLink Center Omaha, the city's convention center, and arena, attracts big name talent while providing a spacious technology-rich venue for conventions. The 346,000 sq. ft. facility is complimented by the two-million-dollar public art project, "Illumina". The colorful display features more than 40 sculptures inspired by the 13th Century Carnival of Venice and was created by artist Matthew Placzek. It's just a small sample of the creative public art that sprinkles the city. 

Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.


 For more information about Omaha go to visitomaha.com or call 402.444.4660

 
 
 

Omaha Venues

 

Baxter Arena

Baxter Arena opened to the public in October 2015, the end product of a joint community/university partnership led by Heritage Services of Omaha which raised $90 million for its construction and additional infrastructure improvements. The arena is a vibrant community asset, serving as the home of University of Nebraska Omaha hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball as well as concerts, civic events, campus recreation, youth hockey, figure skating and curling. The building seats 7,500 with additional space for standing room.

CenturyLink Center

CenturyLink Center Omaha (formally Qwest Center Omaha) spans 422 acres, which is approximately 100 city blocks. The facility opened in September 2003 and contains more than 1,100,000 square feet, including a 194,000 square foot exhibition hall, more than 63,000 square feet of meeting space and an 18,300 seat arena. The site includes approximately 4,500 parking spaces, including a 3-story, 500 stall parking garage attached to the arena portion of the facility. The facility is connected via skywalk to the 450 room Hilton Omaha. CenturyLink Center Omaha is home to the Creighton University Men’s Basketball Team.

CenturyLink Center Omaha (formally Qwest Center Omaha) spans 422 acres, which is approximately 100 city blocks. The facility opened in September 2003 and contains more than 1,100,000 square feet, including a 194,000 square foot exhibition hall, more than 63,000 square feet of meeting space and an 18,300 seat arena. The site includes approximately 4,500 parking spaces, including a 3-story, 500 stall parking garage attached to the arena portion of the facility. The facility is connected via skywalk to the 450 room Hilton Omaha. CenturyLink Center Omaha is home to the Creighton University Men’s Basketball Team.

 

TD Ameritrade Park

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha opened its doors in spring of 2011. This $128 million dollar downtown stadium has seating for 24,000 fans, including 26 luxury suites and 1,000 club seats. The facility is home to the NCAA Men’s College World Series and the Creighton University Men’s Baseball Team. The new stadium also hosted the 1st annual Red Sky Music Festival in summer of 2011.

Ralston Arena

Owned by the City of Ralston, the Ralston Arena is a state of the art facility located in Ralston, Nebraska. The venue opened in October 2012 and plays host to topnotch events in a first-class environment. The venue is a multi-faceted facility that is not only home to the USHL’s Omaha Lancers, the Summit League’s University of Nebraska Omaha Men’s Basketball, WFTDA’s Omaha Rollergirls, the CPIFL’s Omaha Beef, and LFL’s Omaha Heart, but it also sets the stage for a wide variety of concerts and events.

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