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Exclusive: Get an inside look at Acrisure Arena

The first show at Acrisure Arena is just weeks away, on December 14. Drivers have seen the arena reach construction milestones throughout the past few months, but have yet to see inside.

Until today. News Channel 3, as a media partner of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, is bringing our cameras into the arena to show you what it looks like.

The Coachella Valley Firebirds locker room at Acrisure Arena

Some of the areas we will show you include:

  • Berger Foundation Iceplex - This is the home practice ice for the Coachella Valley Firebirds AHL hockey team. It also includes the Welcome Center, Skate Rental, Skate Sharpening, Hockey & Figure Skating lessons, Clinics and Open Skates
  • Concessions with a variety of foods, grab & go concept, indoor-outdoor options
  • Parking - How to drive in and park, pay in advance, technology making your license plate into your parking pass
  • Suites / Premium level - Amenities, access, entertaining, food and beverage options, easy VIP entrances to VIP Lot A & B. See lower bowl seats/benches, view of the stage/hockey ice. Drink Rails. Bar areas.
  • Behind The Scenes - Check out where the Stars & Players eat, Artist Dressing Rooms, future Artist Compound
  • Firebirds - See the Training Center, Locker Rooms, Practice Ice
  • Box Office - See Digital ticketing, mobile wallet, box office services
Coachella Valley Firebirds practice at Berger Foundation Iceplex in Thousand Palms on November 9. Photo: KESQ

The first guests to the Acrisure Arena will see comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle take the stage on December 14. In the next two days, crowds will cheer on musical acts The Doobie Brothers and Grupo Firme.

https://youtu.be/ABp-01-_iOM

On December 18, the Firebirds take to home ice for the first time. News Channel 3 will bring that game to you, live on television.

https://youtu.be/o8f_pB5u2_c

Coachella Valley Firebirds Broadcast Schedule

DateGame timeLocal Network
Sunday, December 186:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Saturday, January 76:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Monday, January 163:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Friday, February 37:00 PMKESQ ABC
Saturday, February 186:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, March 116:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, March 256:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Saturday, April 16:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, April 86:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Sunday, April 93:00 PMCW Palm Springs

MORE: News Channel 3 takes an in-depth look at traffic at the new Acrisure Arena

https://youtu.be/G9u-458zZCw
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Bianca Ventura joined KESQ News Channel 3 as a reporter in February 2022.
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