Baxter Arena opened to the public October 2015 and is the end product of a joint community and university partnership led by Heritage Services of Omaha. The joint partnership raised $90 million for its construction and additional infrastructure improvements. The arena is a vibrant community asset, serving as the home of University of Nebraska Omaha hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. The building also serves the community by holding concerts, civic events, campus recreation, youth hockey, figure skating and curling.
The building seats approximately 7,500 and features a competition/event arena as well as the Holland Ice Community Rink, named in honor of the late Dick Holland, Omaha resident and lead donor to the project.