San Diego Arena Goes Clubbing

As part of a $2.5 million renovation to the 43-year-old San Diego Sports Arena, AEG has decided to convert a section of it into a new, 6,500-square-foot nightclub.

AEG, the majority owner of the venue, and general manager Ernie Hahn, whose family has a minority stake, announced Sept. 22 that Club 3500 will debut in early October. The club will include a DJ booth, modular lounge seating and, as would be expected, a dance floor.

There will also be a membership component, according to a statement, with members having exclusive parking entrance and exit, a member’s arena entrance and access to the best seats for every event.

“We’re extremely proud and excited about Club 3500, which will be the signature piece of the San Diego Sports Arena,” Hahn said in a statement, calling it “part nightclub, part sports bar.”

Renovations also include new seats to the lower level of the arena, LCD televisions, new restrooms and upgraded concourse and arena entrance designs.