Stockton Heat Overview

Fast facts

League: American Hockey League

Head Coach: Mitch Love

Team Mascot: Frankie The Firebird

Year Opened: 2005

Capacity: 9737

City / State: Stockton / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Stockton Heat vs San Jose Barracuda Rivalry

Rival Team: San Jose Barracuda

The San Jose Barracuda are the closest team to Stockton geographically meaning you’ll find lots of Barracuda fans making the trip when San Jose comes to town. The mixed crowd creates a fun atmosphere with lots of back and forth, so get your tickets when the Heat face off against the San Jose Barracuda.

Stockton Heat vs Bakersfield Condors Rivalry

Rival Team: Bakersfield Condors

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

Stockton Heat vs San Diego Gulls Rivalry

Rival Team: San Diego Gulls

The games between the Heat and their Pacific Division rivals the San Diego Gulls are fun games to attend as there are lots of bragging rights on the line as well as points in the standings. The Heat and Gulls don’t get along making Heat-Gulls games can’t-miss events for hockey fans in the Stockton area.

Stockton Heat vs Ontario Reign Rivalry

Rival Team: Ontario Reign

A Stockton Heat-Ontario Reign game is a fun game to catch at Stockton Arena. Heat fans love beating the Reign, so every matchup between these two Pacific Division rivals is a must-see for die-hard Heat fans.

Stockton Heat Stadium Guide

In Game

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch a heat game when visiting Stockton. The Stockton Heat offer you the chance to see live hockey in Stockton as well as the ability to watch future NHL stars before they make it big. If you love hockey, then you’ll love attending a Heat game during your trip to Stockton.

The fans also make attending a Heat game an incredible experience. Heat fans live and die with this team, and there is a lot of buzz surrounding the arena on game days. The fans pack Stockton Arena when rivals such as the Bakersfield Condors or San Jose Barracuda are in town creating a fun in-game atmosphere that any hockey fan will love.

Additionally, Stockton Arena is a great place to take in a game. The arena features excellent sightlines from just about every seat and is home to plenty of extras worth checking out. The Stockton Sports Hall of Fame is a must-see for any sports fan from the area, and if you were a fan of the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder, then you’ll enjoy seeing the banners hanging above the ice.

Hockey fans in the Stockton area will have an excellent time taking in a Heat game, so plan your trip to Stockton Arena today.

Things to check out

Stockton Sports Hall of Fame

Make sure to check out the Stockton Sports Hall of Fame when attending a Heat game. The Hall of Fame honors great athletes from the area including Von Hayes and Dallas Braden making it a must-see for sports fans from the area.

Stockton Thunder Banners

Above the ice you’ll find a few banners celebrating the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder. The Thunder played in Stockton from 2005 to 2015 and during that time won the 2012-13 Western Conference Championship and retired Garet Hunt’s number 24. Check out both banners to remember all of your favorite Thunder moments from over the years.

Stockton Heat Team Store

Pick up a souvenir from your trip to a Heat game at the team store. The team store sells a wide variety of Heat merchandise including jerseys, sweatshirts, hats, and more.

Frankie the Firebird

Don’t miss the Heat’s mascot Frankie the Firebird when attending a Heat game. Frankie gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game, and kids love him, making him a fun part of every game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Goal Horn and Goal Song

    “Shot Down in Flames” by AC/DC

    Whoa, one two

    Out on the town
    Lookin’ for a woman
    Gonna gimme good love
    Anybody wanna hand off me
    And give me plenty of
    She was standin’ alone
    Over by the juke box
    Like she’d some thing to sell
    I said baby what’s the goin’ price
    She told me to go to hell
    Shot down in flames
    Shot down in flames
    Ain’t it a shame
    To be shot down in flames

    Singles bar
    Got my eye on a honey
    Hangin’ out everywhere
    She might be straight
    She might want my money
    I really don’t care, no
    Said baby
    Drivin’ me crazy
    Laid it right on the line
    When a guy with a chip on his shoulder said
    Toss off buddy she’s mine
    Shot down in flames
    Shot down in flames
    Ain’t it a shame
    To be shot down in flames

    Hey you
    Shoot me, shoot
    That’s nice
    Shot down in flames
    Shot down in flames
    Ain’t it a shame
    To be shot down in flames
    Shot down in flames
    Shot down in flames
    Ain’t it a shame
    To be shot down in flames
    I don’t need a thing
    Don’t wanna be
    Shot down in flames

Stockton Heat Bars & Restaurants

  1. Taps Barrel House

    Taps Barrel House

    Stockton's biggest tap house with 28 ever rotating handles of local craft beer & the official High Water Brewing tasting room with 7 dedicated handles.

    1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Avenue on The Mile

    Avenue on The Mile

    Sleek lounge with patio seating plus a menu of small plates, as well as cocktails, beer & wine.

    2333 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Mr. D’s Pizza and Pub

    beer glass

    DIRECT Tv football at Mr Ds. Come on down for some pizza , sandwiches and cocktails.

    122 E Oak St, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $

  4. Chitiva’s Salsa & Sports Bar


    Chitiva's Sports Bar & Grill. They are the best Latin Dancing Club in the valley.

    445 W Weber Ave #122, Stockton, CA 95203, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. Kabob & Gyro House

    Kabob and Gyro House

    Kabob & Gyro House is a traditional Meditteranian restaurant specializing in kabobs, gyros, falafels, humus, dolmades, baklavas and verity of Greek salads.

    225 Channel St, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  6. Irma’s Place Restaurant

    Irmas Place Restaurant

    Clean, delicious, fresh. What more can anyone ask for?

    524 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  7. Casa Flores Restaurant


    Casual eatery with Mexican food, including vegetarian & all-day breakfast options, plus margaritas.

    201 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  8. Cancun Restaurant


    Authentic Mexican food made accessible in Stockton.

    135 E Miner Ave, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  9. Duck Nook Restaurant


    Breakfast always cooked on spot.

    103 W Harding Way, Stockton, CA 95204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Susy’s Mexican Food


    Homey eatery with wood furnishings serving huevos rancheros, fajitas & other Mexican classics.

    120 W Harding Way, Stockton, CA 95204, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $