Rabobank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center is located in Bakersfield, California, and is known to be one of the best multi purpose indoor arenas in the area. Although the official name of this venue is Rabobank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center, most people refer to it simply as "Rabobank Arena." In 1998 it was known as Bakersfield Centennial Garden. In 2005, Rabobank purchased the naming rights for seven years and have the option to extend this for another 10 if they so desire.
One of the nicest features of this venue is the attached exhibit hall. This hall is approximately 18,000 square feet, and hosts many of the major special events that visit the area.
For concerts, Rabobank Arena can accommodate 10,225 for center stage and end show setups, and 6,400 for half house performances. Either way, it is safe to say that this venue really rocks when any performer takes stage.
Although Rabobank Arena is not the largest venue in the area, it does have a lot to offer. It is versatile enough to host sporting events, trade shows, concerts, Broadway shows and much more. And all of this is done without compromising fan experience.