Wells Fargo Arena Tickets and Seating Charts - Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena - IA Seating Charts

Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Basketball Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Center Stage Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Center Stage 2 Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Cody Johnson Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - End Stage 2 Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Endstage GA Pit Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Football 2 Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Hockey Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Kane Brown Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Luke Bryan 2024 Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Monster Jam 2 Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Tim McGraw Seating Map

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Wells Fargo Arena - IA - Tom Petty Seating Map

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About Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is an arena that first opened its doors in 2005. Currently, it’s under the ownership of Polk County.


Wells Fargo Arena (IA) Seating

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) has a total capacity of 16,980. However, this number can vary for events with unique venue configurations. Also known as The Well, it is an enclosed venue with a multi-surface playing surface.


Teams and Events at Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is the home to the Iowa Wolves (NBAGL), the Iowa Barnstormers (IFL) and the Iowa Wild (AHL). The venue serves as the stage for hockey, basketball, football, concert, comedy and children / family events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Want to ensure a smooth entry to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Security at Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that Wells Fargo Arena (IA) has a strict bag policy.


Wells Fargo Arena (IA) Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

A clear bag policy is enforced at all events. Visitors are only allowed to bring a clear bag of up to 12" x 6" x 12" in size. Exceptions will be considered for medical, family, or child care bags, as well as for small clutches not exceeding 4.5" x 6.5". Prohibited items include:

  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances, or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Animals (except trained service animals and service animals in training for guests with disabilities)
  • Audio/Video recorders, professional cameras, tripods, GoPros
  • Cans, bottles, coolers, or other similar containers
  • Electronic cigarettes / vape pens inside facility
  • Fireworks
  • Flags/Signs with poles
  • iPads
  • Laptop Computers
  • Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Noisemakers such as air horns
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Oversized bags, backpacks, duffel bags
  • Pepper spray/Mace
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms, and spiked jewelry (including permit to carry)
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by event/building management


What to Bring to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

When you come to an event at Wells Fargo Arena (IA), please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is Wells Fargo Arena (IA) ADA Accessible?

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, Wells Fargo Arena (IA) has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


The Wells Fargo Arena (IA) Experience

Your experience at Wells Fargo Arena (IA) extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Plenty of concessions are available at Wells Fargo Arena (IA). Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer and mixed drinks.


Payment Methods Accepted at Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although Wells Fargo Arena (IA) accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.


Can I Smoke at Wells Fargo Arena (IA)?

Yes, Wells Fargo Arena (IA) has designated smoking areas located throughout the venue. In these areas, cigarettes, vapes, and e-cigarettes are permitted. However, it should be noted that smoking in the seating area is generally not permitted.


How to Get to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is located at 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


Wells Fargo Arena (IA) Parking Details

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for Wells Fargo Arena (IA) visitors. They are 885 5th Ave Parking, 301-499 Crocker St Parking, Keck Parking, 5th & Keo Parking Garage and Center St Park and Ride.


How Early Should I Get to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.


Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At Wells Fargo Arena (IA), there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at the curb outside the south entrance, near the Box Office. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.


Closest Bus Stop to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at 6th Ave / Crocker St.


Wells Fargo Arena (IA) Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from Wells Fargo Arena (IA), a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.


Nearby Restaurants to Wells Fargo Arena (IA)

Wells Fargo Arena (IA) is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company, 801 Chophouse, Americana and Cafe Baratta's.

Wells Fargo Arena is a premier event venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. With its top-notch facilities, staff, and services, this multi-purpose arena has been a central hub for music, entertainment, and events in the city for over 17 years. Spanning an impressive 57,0000 square feet, the arena can accommodate up to 17,000 people and has hosted an array of A-list talent, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars. It also serves as home to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D league), a fast-paced roller derby featuring the local Iowa Wild Roses, and state championship high school basketball games throughout February every year. Des Moines is located along the banks of the Des Moines River, with thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. There are world-class restaurants, great shopping, and an array of museums and galleries to explore. Adventure seekers can enjoy biking and hiking trails, kayaking on a nearby lake, or taking an afternoon stroll around Downtown Des Moines. With its rich heritage and diverse industries, there’s never been a better time to discover all this Midwest city offers. The Wells Fargo Arena is a must-visit for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience in Des Moines. With excellent concessions, convenient downtown locations, and all of the amazing events held annually, it is consistently ranked as one of the top venues in the world.

FAQs about Wells Fargo Arena - IA

What time do doors open at Wells Fargo Arena?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at Wells Fargo Arena. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.


Are VIP Packages or Accessible Seating offered at Wells Fargo Arena?

Wells Fargo Arena VIP seating packages and accessible seating section locations may vary per event. Please click the seating chart below or contact our customer service department to discuss options for accessible seating or VIP package purchases.

Facts about Wells Fargo Arena - IA

Capacity:

16,980


Date Opened:

July 12, 2005

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Mar 4, 2024 From $58 6
IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Mar 5, 2024 From $58 6
IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Mar 6, 2024 From $58 6
IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Mar 7, 2024 From $58 6
IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Mar 8, 2024 From $76 4
Iowa Wild Mar 9, 2024 From $12 1,624
Iowa Wild Mar 10, 2024 From $14 1,421
Iowa Wolves Mar 12, 2024 From $18 947
Iowa Wolves Mar 13, 2024 From $18 1,120
Avenged Sevenfold Mar 15, 2024 From $50 1,953