Built at a cost of $86 million, Auburn Arena seats 9,121 fans for basketball games, bringing Tiger fans close to the action. Auburn Arena replaced the old Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum as home of Tiger basketball for the 2010-11 season.
The furthest seat in Auburn Arena is just 43 feet away from the court. A full two-thirds of the seats in the facility are less than 27 feet in elevation from courtside. Auburn students have their own entrance, lobby and concessions area at the Arena to service 1,500 floor-level seats.
The Arena features a team store, six concession stands, three elevators, 94 HD televisions plus family restrooms and customer service kiosks on all seating levels.
For special events, 12,000 square feet of banquet space, including tailgate and super suites, is available.
For the teams, Auburn Arena offers an office suite for the coaches, locker rooms and a 13,970-square foot practice facility and weight room.
Auburn's Jonathan B. Lovelace Museum & Hall of Honor is located on the concourse at the main entrance. Fans who visit the Lovelace Hall of Honor at Auburn Arena take an interactive walk through Auburn athletics history.
The official ground-breaking ceremony for Auburn Arena was held on Aug. 30, 2008. The Tiger basketball teams moved into the facility in August, 2010, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Oct. 15 of that year.
The Arena Grand Opening was held the night of Oct. 15 with the Auburn men's and women's basketball teams joining the Harlem Globetrotters in christening the facility.
Play officially began in the Arena with the Auburn women's basketball team winning a 79-61 decision against Mercer on Nov. 12, 2010.
View the maps and directions
page for information on the Auburn Arena location and vicinity.
Public parking is available at the following locations for men's basketball, women's basketball and gymnastics:
(refer to map at right, click to enlarge)
(2) Lot across from Momma Goldberg's
(3) Coliseum Lot,
(4) Stadium Parking Deck (1st & 2nd levels ONLY)
(5) North Park Parking Deck
(6) Lowder Business Lot
(7) Biggio Parking Deck (Top level, surface lot ONLY)
(8) Old Track Lot
Other locations not listed on the map include the CDV parking lot located off of Wire Road on the Extension Loop and the McWhorter Center Lot located on the corner of Biggio Drive and Samford Avenue.
Scholarship Parking (MBB)
Permit Parking is available in the Auburn Arena Parking Lot (S Lot) for men's basketball scholarship donors and premium seat holders with the appropriate pass.
Accessible Parking (MBB)
Accessible parking is available in the lot immediately behind the Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security Building (543 W. Magnolia Avenue). To access the lot, please travel west on Magnolia Avenue and turn south onto Village View Lane. A state-issued hang tag or license plate is required and strictly enforced. Please display it in a visible location. This area will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible shuttles will be available 2 hours prior to tip-off and will run until 30 minutes postgame.
Public Valet Service (MBB)
Public valet service will be available for the same nights as Tiger Transit Shuttles (see below dates). The service is located on War Eagle Way near the Tiger Transit Depot. There is a $5 fee.
Tiger Transit Shuttle Services (MBB)
Tiger Transit shuttles will be available free of charge for the games below:
Auburn vs. West Alabama (Nov. 7)
Auburn vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 14)
Auburn vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Nov. 21)
Auburn vs. Coastal Carolina (Dec. 5)
Auburn vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 21)
Auburn vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 27)
Auburn vs. Arkansas (Feb. 10)
Auburn vs. Alabama (Feb. 17)
Auburn vs. LSU (Feb. 24)
The shuttles will pick up from the following locations beginning at one (1) hour prior to tip-off and will run continuously until 30 minutes postgame, reversing their route at halftime. Shuttles will drop off and pick up at the War Eagle Way Tiger Transit Depot:
Facilities Division Parking Lot (1161 W Samford Avenue)
West Thach (west of Hemlock)
Post-Game Traffic (MBB)
Please refer to this map
for post-game traffic flow following men's basketball games at the arena. Fans are advised to choose parking options based on the direction you will be heading after the game has concluded -- those needing to drive north to exit campus should park on the north side, those needing to go south should park on the south side of campus.
Traffic exiting the Arena Lot (S) at N. Donahue Drive is directed north.
Traffic exiting the south exit of the Arena Lot (S) have the option to go left on Heisman Drive to Coliseum Drive to Biggio Drive to Samford Avenue OR right on Heisman Drive to Wire Road.
Traffic exiting the Jordan-Hare Stadium Deck (D3/4) is directed south on Duncan Drive.
Traffic exiting the Plainsman Park Lot (J) is directed south on Donahue Drive.
Traffic exiting the Dawson Building Lot (F) is directed north on Donahue Drive.
Traffic exiting by way of the east end of War Eagle Way (Business School, Public Safety & Accessible Lots) must turn north on Donahue Drive.
Traffic exiting by way of the west end of War Eagle Way (Business School, Public Safety & Accessible Lots) may go left to Wire Road or right to Magnolia Avenue.
Traffic exiting the lots south of the Arena (Coliseum and Athletic Complex) is directed south on Donahue Drive and east or west on Samford Avenue.
Traffic exiting the Old Track is directed south on Biggio and east or west on Samford Avenue.
Traffic exiting the first two levels of the Jordan-Hare Stadium Deck is directed south on Duncan Drive.
||Fan Guide: A to Z
View complete fan information on Auburn Arena arranged alphabetically:
Auburn Arena accessibility information is here
covering tickets, parking, shuttle services and entrances.
Available in the main Arena lobby and in the Scholarship lobby.
Banners & Signs
Small banners and signs are welcome at Auburn Arena. The following standards apply:
Item must be related to the event
Item may not be attached to a stick/pole
Item may not be larger than 11" x 17" in dimension
Item may not obstruct any sponsors'/advertisers' signage
Item may not be hung, attached, or displayed on any part of the building
Item may not contain or display obscene/offensive language and/or pictures as determined by Auburn Arena management
Item may not be constructed or displayed in a manner that will obstruct the view of other guests or in any way create a safety hazard for others as determined by Auburn Arena management.
Guests are not allowed to hand out pamphlets, advertisement brochures, etc. to other guests while inside the building without prior approval.
An expanded menu including gourmet hamburgers, fries, chickens sandwiches, chicken fingers, pizza, pasta dishes as well as traditional gameday items such as hotdogs, sausages, popcorn and Coke products are available. Concessions stands are located are on the main concourse throughout Auburn Arena. A concession stand is also located on the Event Level. | Auburn Arena Concession Stand Map (PDF)
Doors for Men's Basketball open 90 minutes prior to each event. Doors for Women's Basketball open 60 minutes prior to each event. General public may enter via the Main Entrance or Scholarship Entrance.
Use of the elevators inside Auburn Arena is restricted to disabled and special needs guests.
Fan Code of Conduct
All patrons shall comply with NCAA and SEC sportsmanship fan codes of conduct. If noncompliant after a verbal warning, rude behavior to include the use of foul language will subject the fan to ejection from the arena. Attempting to come onto the court or throwing of objects, including cups and ice, from the stands or any other area of the arena is subject to ejection and/or arrest without warning. If ejected from the arena for any reason, the patron will not receive a refund and will not be readmitted.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, fans shall:
Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their university, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA with honor, dignity and respect
Demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning or intimidating language at any time
Support the players, coaches and officials in a positive manner
Treat the visiting team, coaches and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass or demeaning
Refrain from throwing objects onto the court for any reason
Not become inebriated or belligerent
Refrain from entering the playing area at all times, including after the game
Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect
The first aid station is located on the northwest concourse behind section 110. First aid stations are staffed by professionally trained and licensed East Alabama Medical Center EMTs.
Flash photography is strictly prohibited at all indoor athletics events while competition is taking place.
Group Ticket Sales
Discounts on tickets are available for groups of 15 or more. Please call (334) 844-8666 for more information.
Fans can send questions, concerns or requests via their mobile phones to Arena Management. For assistance or to report an issue, text the word Auburn, followed by your message and location to 78247. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Guest Services Booth
Guest service booths are located behind Section 110 and in the Scholarship Lobby to service fans on event day. The booths will be available to fans when the doors open until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the event. The booths will include the following items: fan guides, guest assist cards, event feedback cards, stroller check tags and kids' wristbands.
Hall of Honor
View information/hours for the Jonathan B. Lovelace Hall of Honor here
. The Hall of Honor is located on the north end of Auburn Arena.
For lodging information, please visit "Accommodations" at the Auburn & Opelika Tourism Bureau
Use of the Arena for non athletics related purposes such as running, walking or stair exercises is prohibited.
Lost & Found
Any items found during the event should be given to an usher or taken to
the first aid station on the concourse next to the Auburn Arena entrance behind Section 110. Items that are not picked up by the conclusion of the event will be given to Auburn police and can be picked up at the Auburn Police Department.
The following list of prohibited items was established to protect the safety and best interests of Auburn University students, student athletes, employees and fans.
Bags larger than 12" x 12" x 12"
Cameras with lenses over 4 inches
Food/beverage from outside Arena (including alcoholic beverages)
Stadium seats with arms
Depending on the requests of the promoter, additional items may be added to the prohibited items list for special events. Auburn Athletics reserves the right to prohibit items as necessary.
Requests for public address announcements over the PA system will only be granted in cases of emergency.
No pass-outs are given for any reason. Police officers cannot give pass-outs. If a fan leaves the arena, they must purchase another ticket to re-enter. If tickets are not available, re-entry will not be permitted.
Restroom facilities are scattered throughout the arena and may be found across from sections 110M, 113W, 115M, 117W on the main concourse. On the Mezzanine level, restrooms can be found across from sections 113M&W, 223M&W, 210M&W. Family restrooms can be found on the main concourse across from section 105 and 113. Changing tables are provided in every restroom facility.
The official Auburn Team Shop is located on the north end of Auburn Arena. The store is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., M-F and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday (closed Sunday). During all basketball and gymnastics events, the store is open and may be accessed from inside the Arena.
Due to state fire code, smoking is prohibited inside Auburn Arena.
Solicitation on the Auburn University campus, without the express written consent of Auburn University or its agents, is strictly prohibited.
Auburn Arena is first and foremost a premier athletics venue, home to the Auburn Tigers men's and women's basketball programs and gymnastics squad. With over 12,000 square feet of banquet and entertainment space, additional plans include hosting various special events, from concerts and family shows to championships, receptions, business meetings, dinners and large or small group gatherings. Premium areas include:
Courtside Club (Max Capacity: 627)
Scholarship Terrace (Max Capacity: 957)
Meeting Rooms (Max Capacity: 50)
Contact the Auburn Arena Events Office: at (334) 844-9839 for detailed information.
If you are a season ticket holder not planning on attending certain games this season, the Athletics Department encourages you to donate your ticket to a member of the military or transfer your tickets with other Auburn fans. You can donate tickets by logging on to your ticket account
and selecting "Ticket Donation" on the menu on the left. You can transfer your tickets to another fan by signing on to your ticket account and select "My Account", then "Manage My Tickets." For assistance with ticket donations or transfers please call (855) 282-2010.
The Ticket Pick-Up window is located at the box office at the north Main Entrance. Ticket Pick-Up opens 90 minutes prior to each event.
Ticket Sales (Day of Event)
If tickets are available, they may be purchased at the box offices located at the north Main Entrance and east Scholarship Entrance. The box offices will open 90 minutes prior to event start time and will remain open during the event for future event sales. To contact the ticket office please call (855) 282-2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket Sales (Non-Event Day)
If tickets are available, they may be purchased at the main ticket office located at the Auburn Arena scholarship entrance (7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or purchased online at AubTix.com