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Construction Complete at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Julie Hawkins

Photo: Image by Lincoln Journal Star

Construction Complete at Pinnacle Bank Arena

CREATED Aug. 13, 2013

Lincoln, NE - Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

Construction is officially complete, ahead of schedule, and the city of Lincoln is now in possession of the $179 million building.

Fences around the arena came down over the weekend, and the city received an occupancy permit on Monday.

There are still a few projects to be done, including finishing up work on the concession stands.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln holds the first events at the arena this weekend. They'll have ceremonies for May graduates.

The arena can hold about 16,000 fans for basketball games, concerts and graduation ceremonies.