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Permits the sale, service, and consumption of alcohol at a large facility for sports and entertainment events.

There are two (2) types of Arena licenses:

  • CX: Permits the sale, service, and consumption of spirits, beer, and wine.
  • Retailer Class DX Arena: Permits the sale, service, and consumption of beer and wine only.


This license type is currently only available to owners operating the downtown DC Arena and the Soccer Stadium.

Board Orders and Settlement Agreement terms apply and may affect eligibility.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

To Apply

Applicants must submit an Alcohol License Application. Applications are subject to ABC Board approval.

Licensees seeking to modify their business operations, including adding an endorsement or a change of hours, trade name, or ownership, must submit the appropriate application(s). See Applications and Forms.

Valid Period and Fees

Licenses of the same class and type expire on the same day regardless of issuance date. Licenses may be valid for up to three (3) years based on the relevant license cycle.

See Fee and Renewal Schedule for details.

Of Note

Arenas may apply for a Sports Wagering Endorsement. One or more Class C on-premises retailer's licenses may be issued to concessionaires or tenants of the DC Arena for suitable locations within the DC Arena or the Soccer Stadium where food and alcoholic beverages are served.