The Curtis Culwell Center is home to both a full arena and state-of-the-art conference center. These venues can be booked together or separately, giving event planners a multitude of options for whatever size event they are planning. From small meetings and intimate social gatherings to full conventions, tradeshows, concerts and competitions, the Curtis Culwell Center offers event planners the flexibility to run with their imagination.
The Arena offers several seating options:
Approximately 7000 for graduations
7,500 for concerts
7,200 for basketball, volleyball and other courtside events
Our grand hospitality suites offer 3,253 square feet of glassed-luxury and sits atop the bowl end of the arena. Often used as VIP hospitality the space can be divided in half or used as one giant room that overlooks the action in the arena.
The suites offer a hospitality serving area and closed circuit TVs for up close arena action. The suites are accessible from the concourse and the inside of the arena. In addition to arena events, these hospitality rooms that provide a unique setting, are often used for smaller luncheons, receptions and dinners.
Six individual open-air suites overlook the Arena for corporate meetings or entertaining. Each suite has a hospitality area and fourteen Arena seats immediately adjacent for guest use during shows. The suites can be paired for larger groups. There are four rooms on the east side and two rooms on the west side.
The Curtis Culwell Center 18,000+ square foot, panoramic view, upper concourse has become a favorite entertaining spot. The unique area allows arena users to set-up merchandise areas, information booths, etc.
This space is also frequently used for luncheons, banquets and other large events looking for something other than a ballroom setting. This multipurpose area can accommodate 400-plus for a seated dinner and a multitude of tradeshow booths and tables. The concourse also hosts three food concession areas and numerous restrooms.
When guests step through one of the 24 doors of the Grand Entrance, they encounter over 6,000 square feet of airy glass and metal atrium space, accented by decorative neon lighting. Guests may either take the main elevators or walk up the Grand Staircase to the panoramic Upper Concourse.
The main ticket office as well as administrative offices are located on this level.
There are 4 sets of locker rooms to easily accommodate any athletic tournament. Each unisex facility includes a secured coach's office with phone and Internet access. All locker rooms can easily be converted to dressing rooms for stage and arena shows.
Two separate secured "officials" dressing rooms are located near the Arena marshalling area/loading dock.
5,058 square feet equipped with two bays featuring lifts and 14' doors. A third door is a ramped entrance providing vehicle access into the Arena.
Three shore power hook-ups are located outside of the loading dock area.
Other features include a security entrance, employee check in, freight elevator access, and a ramped entrance to the Grand Ballroom.
The Curtis Culwell Center Conference Center offers 18,000 square feet of convention, training and meeting space including:
A full ballroom that can be divided up seven different ways and accommodates up to 400 guests for a seated banquet
Tiered lecture hall with 120 seats
Two meeting rooms
The Curtis Culwell Center offers two 1.083 square foot meeting rooms located across a hallway from the ballrooms. The southern walls of these rooms are large panned glass windows that provide a view of the adjoining Spring Creek Forest Park Preserve. They provide excellent breakout rooms for larger meetings and are also use for smaller and more intimate events.
These rooms have also been turned into green rooms for performers in the arena and judges and coaches breakout rooms for other competitions. There are blackout screens on the windows that can be closed for presentations. These rooms can be rented separately for smaller groups or as part of a larger package.
The Grand Ballroom has over 8,000 square feet. This flexible space can be divided into seven different configurations for a variety of room size requirements.
The space can be arranged to accommodate from 40 to 400 for seated dinners or up to 600 for a reception. For presentations, three 12' drop-down screens with multimedia projectors that lower from the ceiling are placed in key locations.
The lobby of the Curtis Culwell Center offers a contemporary space to greet your guests. This space is often used for pre-event receptions and registration. Our full service registration desk helps facilitate an easy registration process for guests and often serves as information "headquarters" for multi-day events.
Behind the registration desk there are full storage cabinets giving event coordinators an area to store and stage event materials. For social events, this registration area can be turned into a serving area that provides a comfortable space for entertaining. There is wireless service throughout the conference center and there is also easy access to restrooms and telephone connections.
The Curtis Culwell Center Conference Center offers a state-of-the-art 120-seat tiered Lecture Hall. Each seat in hall is equipped with audio and internet connections. A permanent 12-foot screen that lowers from the ceiling at the front of the room and a built-in projection system accommodates multimedia presentation needs.
This unique room has been used for technical training sessions, sales meeting, cooking demonstrations, judges meetings, test administration and a variety of other events.