Bakersfield Condors Overview

Fast facts

League: American Hockey League

Head Coach: Colin Chaulk

Team Mascot: Colonel Claw'd, Baby Cal & Riggs

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 8751

City / State: Bakersfield / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Bakersfield Condors-Stockton Heat Rivalry

Rival Team: Stockton Heat

The Condors and Heat aren’t just divisional rivals. The two teams’ parent clubs are also archrivals making every matchup between the Condors and Heat a must-see. The Condors and Heat also met in the first outdoor AHL game in California on December 18, 2015, which Bakersfield won 3-2.

Bakersfield Condors-Ontario Reign Rivalry

Rival Team: Ontario Reign

You won’t want to miss it when the Condors square off with in-state rivals Ontario. The games between these two California-based rivals are always can’t-miss events, and you’ll always find plenty of fans of both teams making the trip when the Condors and Reign meet on the ice.

Bakersfield Condors-San Diego Gulls Rivalry

Rival Team: San Diego Gulls

Make sure to get your tickets when the Condors take on Pacific Division rivals San Diego. There are always a lot of bragging rights, as well as points in the standings, on the line when these two California-based teams square off making Condors-Gulls games some of the best of the season.

Bakersfield Condors-San Jose Barracuda Rivalry

Rival Team: San Jose Barracuda

The Condors-Barracuda rivalry is a fierce one as these two teams, and their fans hate to lose to each other. Don’t miss it when the Condors take on the Barracuda as you’ll be in for a good matchup whenever these two get together.

Bakersfield Condors Stadium Guide

In Game

Hockey fans in the Bakersfield area won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend a Bakersfield Condors game. The Condors may be relatively new to the AHL, but hockey has been a big part of the sports landscape in Bakersfield for going on two decades. Bakersfield is home to an incredible fan base, and over 3 million fans have seen games at Rabobank Arena meaning you’ll find a knowledgeable and dedicated fan base when attending a Condors game.

In addition to the die-hard fans, you’ll also find lots to see and do inside and outside the arena. Centennial Plaza is a fun place to hang out before the game and is home to a beautiful fountain. You’ll also want to take some time to walk around the arena and see the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame and the Bakersfield Centennial Garden Hall of Fame before the game.

Finally, take some time to enjoy some local bars and restaurants during your trip to see a Condors game. The Goose Bar and Grill is a fantastic place to grab a drink or some Greek food before or after the game, and if you venture a bit further, you’ll encounter several excellent establishments including Sandrini’s Public House, The Mark, and Mama Roomba.

A Bakersfield Condors game is a great time for any hockey fan visiting the area, so get your tickets to a Condors game today.

Things to check out

Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame

Make sure to check out the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame during your trip to Rabobank Arena. The Hall of Fame is located on the southern concourse and features displays dedicated to the best athletes and coaches from the area.

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Centennial Plaza

Before entering the arena, take some time to enjoy Centennial Plaza outside the arena. Centennial Plaza features a large fountain, artwork, and commemorative bricks giving you plenty to see.

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Bakersfield Centennial Garden Hall of Fame

At the Bakersfield Centennial Garden Hall of Fame on the west concourse, you’ll find a rotating display honoring current great athletes from Bakersfield. Some of the athletes to have been honored here in the past include Kevin Harvick, Colby Lewis, and Cody Kessler among others.

Kids Zone

Take the kids to the Kids Zone when taking in a Condors game at Rabobank Arena. The Kids Zone features inflatables and other kids activities making it the perfect place to take kids during the game.

Condors Schedule

Those of you who want to know when the Condors play next should take a peek at the Condors schedule on the concourse. The schedule tells you all the promotions making it an excellent tool to figure out when to attend your next Condors game.

Korn 2006 World Tour Plaque

Check out the Korn 2006 World Tour plaque before the game. The plaque celebrates the fact Korn started their 2006 World Tour at Rabobank Arena and is a fun thing to see if you’re a nu-metal fan from the Bakersfield area.

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Retired Numbers

The Condors have five retired numbers from their days in the WCHL and ECHL, so make sure to check those out. The retired numbers honor Condors legends Paul Willett, Paul Rosebush, Glen Mears, Jamie Cooke, and Steve Dowhy.

Standings and League Leader Boards

If you want to see the standings or who leads the Condors in points, then stop by the standings and league leader boards on the concourse.

Tap Room

Grab a drink at the Tap Room during your visit to Rabobank Arena. The Tap Room is located between the arena and theater lobby, and it features a full-service bar, lots of large screen TVs, and nightly food specials.


Keep an eye out for the Condors’ mascots during the game. The mascots, including fan favorites Colonel Claw’d and Baby Cal, get into all kinds of antics during the game, so don’t miss them during your trip to Bakersfield.

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Fight Songs

  1. Goal Horn and Goal Song

  2. “Let’s Go Condors”

    Let’s Go Condors!

Bakersfield Condors Bars & Restaurants

  1. McMurphy’s Irish Pub

    McMurphys Irish Pub

    Features 10 different draft beers. Guinness, of course, Hefenweizen, Heineken and Newcastle, along with six different domestic beers.

    14 Monterey St, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA

    Bar website

    european - $

  2. Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery

    Bootleggers Craft Pub and Eatery

    Rustic-chic bar & grill serving a menu of American fare, craft beers & cocktails.

    955 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Guthrie’s Alley Cat

    Guthris Alley Cat

    Good times will always come your way.

    1525 Wall St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Tiki-Ko

    Tiki Ko

    "A shady place for sunny people." A tiki bar in beautiful downtown Bakersfield, CA.

    1919 K St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  5. The Mint

    Skewers Bar Grill Ts Lounge

    "Best micheladas in town!

    1207 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Sandrini’s Public House

    Cocktails Limelight

    Offering both Italian favorites & Basque specialties, this eatery also has live music Thurs.-Sat.

    1918 Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Happy Jack’s Pie & Burgers

    Happy Jacks Pie and Burgers

    No-frills, cash-only standby offering a simple burgers, sandwiches & a variety of pies.

    1800 20th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Casa Munoz

    Casa Munoz

    Longtime family-run bar & eatery serving familiar Mexican plates plus beer & cocktails.

    1736 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  9. El Sombrero Restaurant

    El Sombrero Restaurant

    They have breakfast, lunch and dinner, even things like hamburgers and fries for kids. Soft drinks and drinks from the bar.

    2731 M St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  10. Chalet Basque

    Chalet Basque

    Longtime, casual Basque bar/eatery offering communal seating for family-style steak & seafood meals.

    200 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  11. Pizzaville USA

    Pizzaville USA

    Old-school pizza joint serving up traditional pizza & beers on tap in a down-to-earth atmosphere.

    700 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  12. Nuestro Mexican Restaurant

    Tailgate Nachos

    Compact, modest eatery dishing up Mexican favorites like ceviche, enchiladas, tostadas & margaritas.

    716 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  13. Mexicali Restaurant


    Mexican spot with a big menu covering all the basics & a comfy lounge serving beer, wine & tequila.

    631 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$