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About Ford Center


Located in Evansville, Indiana, the Ford Center is a beautiful, exciting, multi-purpose 11,000-seat arena and is the region’s center for sports and entertainment. The 290,000 square foot facility is home of the NCAA Division I University of Evansville Aces Men’s basketball and the SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts. The arena floor has over 20,000 square feet of usable space and can be modified for basketball, hockey, concerts, conventions, rodeos, expos and a variety of other events.

Ford Center opened in November 2011 and has drawn attendees from all over the tri-state region. It has already hosted a variety of events such as Bob Seger, Hadi Shrine Circus, Elton John, George Strait, Monster Jam, WWE Supershow and many more. Our staff is committed to providing the highest standard of service and to ensure the best possible experience during each event.

Ford Center is managed by VenuWorks, a full management service to theatres, arenas and convention centers. In addition to its facility management service, VenuWorks manages food and beverage and operations, as well as performs feasibility studies, does consulting work and provides event booking and promotion services.


  • Premium Seats
    • Sixteen 20-person suites
    • One 40-person suite
    • Two eight-person mini suites
    • Two 10-person mini suites
    • 95 main concourse loge seats
  • Floor
    • NHL regulation size
    • Size is 100x 250; 85 X 200 when retractable seating is in place
    • Can make ice
    • Has a 180,000 lbs. rigging capacity
    • Has no obstructed views
  • Seating
    • Has 114 wheelchair spaces on 4 levels
      • 114 wheelchair companion seating spaces
      • 114 easy access seats for patrons with limited mobility
    • All are padded
  • Restrooms
    • 6 men’s restrooms at main concourse level
    • 7 women’s restrooms at main concourse level
    • 5 family restrooms at main concourse level
    • 2 men’s, 2 women’s and 1 family restroom on the event level
  • Elevators
    • 4 passenger elevators
    • 1 freight elevator
    • 2 escalators

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