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The Ford Center is a cornerstone for continued revitalization downtown. Its sweeping curved forms evoke the unique nature of the horseshoe bend in the Ohio River while providing an aesthetic that is of its time, reflecting its citizens’ forward-thinking nature. The use of native Indiana limestone at the arena’s base creates a visual grounding for the building while also respecting the materiality of Evansville’s civic buildings. The focused use of glass is intended to give frequent views both out of and into the building and to become a beacon for the city and its development.

The 290,000 square foot arena is located at the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. It is the home to the Evansville Iceman, our professional hockey team and to the University of Evansville mens' and women's basketball programs.  It is attracting major entertainment and concerts and a premier facility to host exhibitions, sporting events and conferences.

Approximate Event Seating Capacities

Maximum Capacity/Center Stage Event

11,000 seats

End Stage Concert

10,000 seats

Basketball

10,000 seats

Ice Hockey

9,400 seats

Reserved Seating

  • 16 16-person suites
  • One 24-person suite
  • Two eight-person mini suites
  • Two 10-person mini suites
  • 92 main concourse loge seats
  • 516 club seats with access to suite-level clubs

Fan Accommodations

  • 6 concession stands and one bar on the main concourse level with provisions for portable concession stands on the main and event levels
  • Buffet service at suite level club
  • Hospitality room at event level for special events
  • 6 men’s restrooms at main concourse level
  • 7 women’s restrooms at main concourse level
  • 5 family restrooms at main concourse level
  • Two men’s, two women’s and one family restroom on the event level
  • 34-inch treads and minimum 20-inch seat widths

Accessibility
Designed to be fully accessible. Seating contains the following:

  • 114 wheelchair spaces on 4 levels
  • 114 wheelchair companion seating spaces
  • 114 easy access seats for patrons with limited mobility
  • 4 passenger elevators and 1 freight elevator
  • 2 escalators

Other Features

  • Basketball locker rooms for University of Evansville men’s and women’s teams plus 2 visitor/auxiliary locker rooms
  • 2 hockey locker rooms and support area
  • Officials’ locker rooms and green rooms that can also be used for dressing rooms during concerts
  • 3 loading docks
  • Drive-on truck access to the Arena floor
  • Large marshalling and storage area
  • Dedicated show power for concerts
  • 180,000 pounds of rigging capacity over the stage
  • More than 200,000 pounds of load capacity on the roof

Sustainable Design

  • Goal is to achieve USBGC LEED Silver Certification
  • Use of a previously developed site
  • Close proximity to public transportation routes
  • Control of storm water from site and roof
  • Use of recycled building materials throughout: concrete, steel structure, aluminum skin, as well as interior finishes
  • Use of locally and regionally sourced materials where possible
  • Use of day lighting and views out of the building in public concourse spaces
  • Energy-efficient mechanical, electrical and lighting systems with digital controls
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
  • Orientation of glass and the lobby to north and northeast to reduce cooling loads

Upcoming Events

July 28, 2021
Market on Main

August 4, 2021
Market on Main

August 11, 2021
Market on Main

August 18, 2021
Market on Main

August 20, 2021
Hank Williams, Jr.

August 25, 2021
Market on Main

August 28, 2021
Guns & Hoses

August 29, 2021
Lady A

September 1, 2021
Market on Main

September 8, 2021
Market on Main

September 15, 2021
Market on Main

September 25, 2021
Lauren Daigle World Tour

October 9, 2021
MercyMe inhale (exhale)

October 22, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

October 23, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

October 24, 2021
For KING & COUNTRY Burn The Ships Encore Tour

October 26, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

October 29, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

October 30, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

November 12, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

November 13, 2021
Eric Church ‘The Gather Again Tour’

November 14, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

November 19, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

November 20, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

December 4, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

December 11, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

December 26, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

December 31, 2021
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

January 6, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

January 14, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

January 21, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

January 22, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

January 28, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

February 4, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

February 5, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

February 10, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

February 11, 2022
JoJo Siwa - D.R.E.A.M TOUR

February 25, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

March 11, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

March 12, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

March 16, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

March 19, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

April 7, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey

April 8, 2022
Evansville Thunderbolts Ice Hockey