STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder announced that Stockton Arena and the city of Stockton will host the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition on Jan. 22-23, 2008.
“The Stockton Thunder organization is very proud to have been selected by the ECHL to host the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game,” said Stockton Thunder team president Dan Chapman. “This is the annual showcase event for our league and we’re thrilled to host visitors from across the United States and Canada who will get to see first-hand the beautiful Stockton Arena and our newly-developed waterfront and downtown.”
The economic impact of the ECHL All-Star Game is projected to give the city of Stockton more than $1 million in revenue. The Skills Competition and the All-Star Game will be held in the 9,737-seat Stockton Arena located adjacent to the new seven-story Sheraton Hotel scheduled to be completed in October 2007. Stockton is the 13th-largest city in California and the 69th-largest city in the United States.