Germain Arena

Germain Arena

About The Arena

In addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venue offers a wide variety of choice entertainment. Since the arena opened in 1998, it has hosted NHL, NBA, USBL, and Arena football games. Starting in 2012, the arena will also be the home of the Ultimate Indoor Football League’s Florida Tarpons. Germain Arena has also hosted more than 300 different entertainment events such as Stars on Ice, Disney On Ice, WWE wrestling, Jeff Dunham, Boston Pops and Lord of the Dance along with headline concerts including Cher, Elton John, Alan Jackson, Guns ‘N Roses, Def Leppard, Sting, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and Toby Keith. The arena also includes Breakaway Sports Pub, a restaurant overlooking the arena bowl, catering, meeting space, luxury suites, a pro shop and two adjacent recreational ice rinks. Germain Arena is a centrally located facility with a seating capacity of approximately 7,000 for most events. The facility is just minutes from Naples and Ft. Myers off of I-75 at Exit 123 in the growing Southwest Florida community of Estero.

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Year Built: 1998

Square Feet: 171,000

Seating capacity for hockey: 7,181

Seating capacity for concerts: 8,500+

Number of Luxury Suites: 26

Number of ice sheets: 3

Naming Rights: Germain Automotive Group

Number of acres for Germain site: 30

Restaurant seating capacity: 220

Number of meeting rooms: 4




As an added convenience for guests of Germain Arena, there is one ATM located in the Recreational Department.


The First Aid Station offers medical assistance and is located on the main concourse under Sections 102 and 103.


Food or beverages of any kind (alcoholic included) are not allowed to be brought into Germain Arena. Concession stands located throughout the building sell various types of food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages. Florida law prohibits the sale of alcohol to all persons under the age of 21. Guests will be required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages.


The Guest Services desk is located on the main concourse under section 104. There will be staff on site at all times to answer any questions about the facility, upcoming events, available services or any comments or suggestions you might have. The service center operates from the time the doors open to the conclusion of the event.


Lost and found may be claimed at the Gulf & Main Guest Services desk located on the main concourse under section 104 or call (239)948-7825 to arrange for pick-up of any items. Items left over 30 days will be donated to charity.


Rules of Conduct


Banners are not permitted into Germain Arena. However, signs are permitted provided they are in good taste, as deemed by building management. Signs must not be commercial in nature or utilize wood, metal or other types of objects for support. They must not be hung or fastened anywhere in the building or in any way that obstructs another guest’s view.


Children, who have celebrated their second birthday, must have a valid admission ticket for entry. Children under two years of age will be granted complimentary admission but must sit on the lap of their parent of guardian.


We request that all guests keep in mind that no outside food or beverages, coolers, bottles or cans may be brought into Germain Arena.


Germain Arena intends to provide a safe, comfortable and fan-friendly atmosphere for all our guests. Consequently, building management will not tolerate disruptive or unruly behavior.

The following rules have been established for acceptable fan behavior:

  • Guests wearing obscene or indecent clothing will not be permitted to enter.
  • Guests interfering with the ability of others to enjoy the event will be ejected.
  • Guests using foul or abusive language or gestures will be ejected.
  • Guests appearing intoxicated will be ejected and turned over to the Lee County Sheriffs Department.
  • Guests interfering with the progress of an event will be ejected from the building and subject to possible arrest.

To enforce these policies, security is located throughout the building during all events. Guests violating any of these rules will not be welcome at Germain Arena. Those who observe other guests violating these policies should report the incident to the nearest building representative.

Guests should also be aware that during hockey games, a puck could be propelled into the spectator area with enough force to cause serious injury. Stay alert at all times while you are watching the game, including after the stoppage of play. If you are injured, ask the nearest usher for help and direction to First Aid.


Guests who enter Germain Arena may not leave the building and re-enter. A full, uniform, unused ticket must be presented to enter the building.


In compliance with the Florida Clean Air Act, smoking is not permitted anywhere in Germain Arena. A designated smoking area is located outside the building of Section 110.