2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Stockton, California

By Sponsored Content, May 30, 2018

Stockton’s year-round weather, state of the art facilities, easy access to landmarks such as Yosemite, Tahoe and San Francisco and affordable costs make it the preferred location to host sporting events in California’s Central Valley.

Stockton Arena

Stockton Area

Built in 2005, the 10,000-seat Stockton Arena is located on the Downtown Stockton Waterfront adjacent to the Stockton Ballpark.  Primary home to the Stockton Heat Hockey Team, the arena has also hosted indoor football, indoor soccer, high school wrestling, high school and collegiate basketball, cheer/dance events, motocross and a wide variety of other entertainment acts.

Quick Facts
Total Space 35,000 square feet plus an additional 10,000 square feet in meeting space
Largest Contiguous Space 35,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating 10,000
Ceiling Height 45 Ft.
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,400

Jim Johnson, Director of Booking

Stockton Ballpark

Stockton Ballpark

Built in 2005, the 5,500-seat Stockton Ballpark is located on the Downtown Stockton Waterfront.  Hitters can take their swings and try to hit a ‘splash hit’ and hit a home run into the water over the right-field fence.  The stadium is home to the Stockton Ports (Advanced-A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) and has hosted collegiate baseball games and tournaments as well as several other baseball events.  The stadium also hosted a couple soccer matches.

Quick Facts
Total Space 1 baseball field
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 4,200 fixed; Total capacity is 5,500
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,400

Bryan Meadows, General Manager

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 350
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 2,400
Sports Venues 26
Largest Indoor Venue Stockton Arena
Largest Outdoor Venue Banner Island Ballpark
Closest Airport Sacramento International Airport

Recently Hosted

> NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Regionals
> NCAA DI Golf Regionals
> USA Water Polo Invitational

What’s New

> New airline service in and out of Stockton Metropolitan Airport
> Renovated University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
> New technology within the Stockton Arena

Key Indoor Venues

Stockton Arena
Alex G Spanos Center
Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium

Key Outdoor Venues

Banner Island Ballpark
Arnaiz Softball Complex
The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course


Tim Pasisz, Director of Sports Development