The CFE Arena is located on the campus of the University of Central Florida. It is owned and operated by the University. Construction began in 2006 at a cost of $107 million dollars. It was officially opened on September 8, 2007. The CFE Arena is home to the UCF Knights men's and women's basketball teams. Patrons can purchase tickets for theatrical shows, commencement ceremonies, concerts, sporting events and other family events. The exclusive event that the CFE Arena hosted was the October 2008 Presidential Debate Watch Party. It was the largest ever historical Presidential Debate Watch Party which included a Lupe Fiasco concert and large inflatable movie screens on the outside lawn. A couple of events that take place here include PAW Patrol: Race to the Rescue and John Bellion: The Glory Sound Prep Tour. The best tickets for CFE Arena events are available at StubHub.
What is the CFE Arena's seating capacity?
The venue is 325,000 square feet and has capacity seating for over 10,000 and 17 luxury suites. There are 9,432 seats available for basketball events and 9,993 seats available for concert events and conventions. Inside the arena, there are 7,479 standard seats and 1,328 retractable seats. Also located within the premises are 500 club suites and two party club suites with space for 60 people.
What is the luxury seating at the arena like?
Patrons can enjoy a private suite, loge seating for 64 and lower level club seating. Each seating arrangement includes specialty food and beverage services, first-class customer service and extra exclusive amenities. Deluxe private suites are located on the top floor of the arena.
What are the food and drink offerings at the CFE Arena?
The concession stands are available for all ticketed events. They offer a variety of food and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are also available. However, alcoholic beverages will not be served during collegiate events.
Is the CFE Arena a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis. You will want to contact a staff member once you enter the arena if you need assistance. Patrons will have access to 188 disabled seating. Handicap parking is available in garages D and F. Ground level parking is available for garage D while an elevator is accessible for Garage F.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Before a CFE Arena event, visitors can enjoy Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios and Disney World. Local dining options include 4 Rivers Smokehouse and Lazy Moon Pizzeria.Back to Top
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