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Santa Ana Center Provides Top of the Line Event Space in Rio Rancho

By Elisha Neubauer

The Santa Ana Star Center is the pinnacle of event spaces in the Rio Rancho area. Boasting 165,000 square feet of extended floor space, 1,400 parking spaces for guests, and 31 private suites within the arena, the facility displays only the top of the line in event space hosting, making the sky the limit when it comes to hosting an event.

"Any event is possible at the Santa Ana Star Center," explains Zack Orr, Spectra Venue Management, Director of Marketing of Santa Ana Star Center. "The arena features a flexible setup, retractable seating, protective floor covering and in-house draping system, which all help to make every event the best it can be."

The multi-purpose arena is capable of hosting anything from concerts and family theatrical productions to sporting events such as boxing, MMA, and wrestling events. "We've had basketball games, hockey games and ice shows, arena football games and dirt shows such as bull riding and motocross to name a few," Orr details.

The facility can seat 7,000 people currently and is considered a multi-purpose space. Opened in 2006 by the City of Rio Rancho, the $47 million space includes 27 private suites and 4 party suites as well as a large club lounge for dinners and parties. "The Santa Ana Star Center is ideal to host concerts, sporting events, family shows, conferences, banquets, and cultural programs," Orr explains.

The space has previously hosted events such as Carrie Underwood, Walking with Dinosaurs, NMAA State Championships (volleyball, basketball, wrestling). The lineup for 2016 is already rocking- with Ultimate Ninja Athlete Championships, Sadie Robertson's Live Original Tour 2016, Casting Crowns with Matt Maher, Toughest Monster Trucks, and Disney On Ice. Several events are held annually, such as the Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship and Taste of Rio Rancho.

Finding the Santa Ana Star Center is even easier than enjoying an event. The facility is located in the heart of Rio Rancho in the Rio Rancho City Center. Other notable businesses in the area include Hewlett-Packard, Central New Mexico Community College, UNM West, and the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center.

Several programs are available through the facility directly to make your event outing even more enjoyable. These programs include the Designated Driver Program, Private Suite Ownership, Hotel Partners, Suite Catering, and multiple food and beverage options. A VIP Club is also available offering special fan contests, event pre-sales, exclusive discounts, and more, and is free to sign up.

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