Just in case you’ve missed it, the familiar Ontario arena formerly known as Citizens Business Bank Arena underwent a transformation last summer. As of July 1, 2019, it proudly goes by the name of Toyota Arena, thanks to a 10-year naming rights deal. Rest assured, though, Citizens Business Bank remains a valued partner.
A Home for Entertainment
The Toyota Arena, situated at the intersection of The 10 and The 15 in the IE, can accommodate up to 10,000 enthusiastic fans. It has long been a beloved venue, bringing joy to countless families, sports enthusiasts, residents, and visitors. Cliff Cummings, President of the Southern California Toyota Dealers Association, expressed his excitement about this partnership, stating, “We’re thrilled to be a part of the community and support this wonderful entertainment venue in the Inland Empire.”
Without missing a beat, the Toyota Arena has remained incredibly vibrant, hosting a wide range of events from sold-out concerts to the Hot Wheels Monster Truck extravaganza. Home to renowned teams like the Ontario Fury, Ontario Reign, and Aqua Caliente Clippers, this arena truly represents the heart of sports and entertainment in the region.
A Rich History
The vision for the Toyota Arena first took shape on March 7, 2007, when the Ontario City Council began the construction of what was then known as the Ontario Community Events Center. This remarkable facility provided a versatile space for numerous indoor events, including basketball, hockey, soccer, football, boxing shows, and concerts. On October 24, 2008, the arena made its grand debut with a sold-out crowd of 10,316 fans witnessing an NBA preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, which ended with the Lakers emerging victorious with a score of 105-94.
Since that unforgettable day, the Toyota Arena has continued to offer unforgettable experiences. From dazzling Disney on Ice performances to breathtaking Cirque du Soleil spectacles, the lineup of world-class shows has never ceased to impress. Whether your taste leans towards the country twang of Toby Keith or the Latin rhythms of Mark Anthony, the upcoming concerts promise to cater to all genres. The Toyota Arena has firmly established itself as the largest and most modern entertainment venue in the Inland Empire.
More Than Just an Arena
Beyond its role as an entertainment hub, the Toyota Arena stands as a regional asset, aligning perfectly with the ongoing commercial and residential growth in Ontario and the surrounding areas. Its appeal is further heightened by the presence of other popular attractions, such as the Ontario Mills Mall and the Ontario Convention Center. Moreover, the proximity of the Ontario International Airport, the fastest-growing airport in the United States, ensures that the Toyota Arena attracts a diverse audience, extending well beyond Ontario, the Inland Empire, and even Southern California. It has indeed become a sought-after destination.
With smart investments in infrastructure like the Toyota Arena, the airport, and the convention center, our local community has become a force to be reckoned with. Ontario has blossomed into a destination location, welcoming over 5 million passengers last year alone—an increase of 12% from the previous year and a staggering 20% since local control was restored in 2016.
So, mark your calendars and make your way to the Toyota Arena. Whether you’re a fan of thrilling sports action, world-class concerts, or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, this vibrant venue promises to deliver. Get ready to be entertained, inspired, and swept away by the magic that unfolds within its walls.