Wells Fargo Arena

Des Moines, IA - Arena

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Wells Fargo Arena is a 17,000 that is consistently ranked as a top 100 venue worldwide, and hosts various events that includes concerts, family shows, and sporting events. Each year Wells Fargo Arena hosts the Hy-Vee Classic, which is a showcase of all four NCAA Division I Men's Basketball programs in the State of Iowa as well as the Iowa High School State Wrestling and Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments. Three professional sports teams also call the arena home, including the NBA G-League's Iowa Wolves, the AHL's Iowa Wild, and the IFL's Iowa Barnstormers.

Venue Snapshot

Spectra Divisions

Food Services & Hospitality
Venue Management


730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Services Provided

  • Pre-Opening
  • Complete Venue Management Services
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Concessions
  • Restaurant Management
  • Partnerships - Premium Seating Sales
  • Partnerships - Naming Rights
  • Partnerships - Sponsorship Sales
  • Event Booking
  • Marketing

Venue Facts

  • 17,000 seat capacity Arena with three tenant teams
  • Consistently ranked in the top 100 venues worldwide in terms of concert attendance

Notable Events & Accomplishments

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Hosts over 135 events and 700,000 guests annually

"Because of Spectra's dedication to exceptional services, we continue to experience unprecedented profits from the Iowa Events Center during the last several years. We are continually impressed by their management and expertise in the operation of these facilities and receive regular feedback that Iowa Events Center guests receive excellent service and the highest quality experience."


  • NBA G-League's Iowa Wolves

  • AHLs Iowa Wild

  • IFL's Iowa Barnstormers

Notable Events Include

  • Recent concerts include Ed Sheeran, Drake, Paul McCartney, and the Foo Fighters

  • Host to many NCAA Championship events