Dignity Health Event Center

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Dignity Health Event Center
Former namesJam Events Center (2009-2012)
Location1400 Norris Road
Bakersfield, California 93308
CapacityBasketball: 500
Bakersfield Jam (NBA D-League) (2009–2016)

The Dignity Health Event Center is a multipurpose arena in Bakersfield, California. It opened in December 2009 as the Jam Events Center. It was home to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[1][2]

The arena regularly seats 500 people but it is expandable to 700. Jam owner Stan Ellis estimated in 2010 that the team is saving $500,000 a season by using the smaller facility rather than the much larger Rabobank Arena for home games. Because of the small seating capacity, no single-game tickets are available for any contest.[3] This was also the team's practice facility.

On August 21, 2012, it was announced that Dignity Health had signed a three-year naming rights deal with the Jam, changing the name to the Dignity Health Event Center effective immediately.[4]


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  4. ^ "Dignity Health Signs Three-Year Naming Rights Deal with Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League". Bakersfield Jam. August 21, 2012. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.

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Coordinates: 35°25′11″N 119°02′59″W / 35.41972°N 119.04972°W / 35.41972; -119.04972