Compaq Center (Houston)

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Compaq Center
Facility Statistics
Location10 Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas 77046
OpenedNovember 2, 1975
ClosedDecember 2003
OwnerThe City of Houston
Construction Cost$27 million USD
Architect
Former Names
The Summit1975-1998
Tenants
Houston Aeros (WHA)1975-1979
Houston Rockets (NBA)1975-2003
Houston Aeros (AHL)1994-2003
Houston Hotshots (CISL)1994-1997
Houston Comets (WNBA)1997-2003
Houston Thunderbears (Arena)1998-2001
Houston Hotshots (WISL)1999
Seating Capacity
2001 Basketball16,285
2001 Hockey15,256

The Compaq Center, once named The Summit was a basketball and hockey arena in Houston, Texas.

The arena, named after computer manufacturer Compaq under a naming rights arrangement, housed the Houston Comets, Houston Aeros, and Houston Rockets until fall 2003. The sports teams left this stadium in favor of the new Toyota Center in downtown Houston.

This was the first sports arena in the Houston area to be named under a naming rights agreement; in 2000, Reliant Energy, under a naming rights arrangement, renamed the Astrodomain (Houston Astrodome, Astrohall, and Astroarena) as Reliant Park, where Reliant Stadium also stands.

The Compaq Center is located in the Greenway Plaza complex. With the sports teams gone, Lakewood Church plans to convert the arena into a megachurch.

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