The 290,000-square-foot Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, is the state's go-to venue for any sports tournament and live performance. Opened in 2011, the arena offers premium seats, a floor plan that complies with National Hockey League regulation size, and elevators and escalators for its patrons' convenience. The arena can host a total of 11,000 patrons depending on the kind of Ford Center event. Basketball games can accommodate 9,173 fans while concerts and other live performances can accommodate 8,352 patrons. In terms of Ford Center sporting events, This venue is the home of the men's and women's basketball teams of the University of Evansville and the Southern Professional Hockey League's Evansville Thunderbolts team. The arena is also the region's most preferred venue for concerts. The Ford Center has hosted several singers and bands ranging from rock band Aerosmith, country legend Reba and country singer Miranda Lambert. Aside from live performances and sports tournaments, Ford Center also houses expositions, rodeos and conventions. StubHub is your ticket source for all Ford Center events.
What services does the Ford Center offer to people with disabilities?
Several services are available for people with disabilities. Assistive listening devices are provided to patrons with hearing impairment. Sign language interpretation services are also available and can be booked in advance. Ford Center is compliant with standards implemented under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers features that make it friendly to people with accessibility issues. The arena's concession stands and restaurants were built with accessible countertops and bar counters. It also features a reserved parking lot for people with disabilities and is accommodating to not only human companions of people with disabilities but also to their service animals.
What items are prohibited inside the arena?
Ford Center prohibits outside food and drink, laptops, cans, bottles, camping or oversized backpacks, laser pens, fireworks, balloons and weapons of any kind.
What about Ford Center food and drink options?
Yes, a variety of food and beverage choices are available for attendees of Ford Center events. These stands and restaurants are scattered throughout the arena. Grill Stand, located near Section 106, offers hot dogs, chicken tenders and soft pretzels, among other items. A BBQ stand, a loaded nacho cart and a Dippin' Dots cart are other food options inside the premises.
Is there on-site parking?
On-site parking for Ford Center events is not available. However, the venue is surrounded by several parking options, including city-owned parking garages that are located only minutes away. Downtown Evansville is also full of private parking spaces like those offered by DoubleTree by Hilton, Fifth Third Bank and Old National. If you are looking for a free parking space, there are 1,100 parking spaces available at the lot behind the Civic Center during Ford Center events.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages to any Ford Center events?
No outside food or drink, including alcohol, are allowed inside the Ford Center arena. However, there are concession stands throughout the arena that sell alcohol. An identification card is needed in case the patron's age needs to be verified. Additionally, a patron can only be allowed up to two drinks per purchase per person.Back to Top
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