The 5,000-seat Alaska Airlines Center is the showpiece of the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, built on a prominent intersection near the largest medical center in the state. The signature rounded walls and roof are covered in metal sheet, creating a distinctive ovoid shape that is unlike any building on campus. The shape allows snow to shed from the roof – a critical feature in this Alaskan climate.
The arena is able to host NCAA events, train sports teams and provide an athletic outlet to the surrounding community. It also supports the University’s specialized athletic needs, including skiing and ice hockey.
SqFt: 198,300 SF