Arena Report - Rabobank Arena
The 10,000 seat Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, Calif., will host Raw live tonight. First opening its doors in 1998 (under the name the Bakersfield Centennial Garden) the arena is the permanent home to the Bakersfield Condors ice hockey team, Bakersfield Blitz arena football squad and Bakersfield Jam NBA Development League team.
The arena has a long history of WWE action. In 2001, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Booker T took their fight out into Bakersfield by brawling their way through a local supermarket and destroying everything in their path. In 2004, Booker T was back in Bakersfield, this time teaming up with Rob Van Dam to defeat Ric Flair & Batista to claim the World Tag Team Championship. More historic events are likely to unfold in the arena tonight, as WWE Champion John Cena takes on Randy Orton one-on-one.
Aside form offering the best in sports-entertainment, the arena hosts top music acts, theatre performances and children's shows. For a peak inside the Rabobank Arena, watch Raw tonight at 9/8 CT on the USA Network.