The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved the building of the new $92.5 million Auburn Arena and Practice Facility on June 29, 2007. Auburn Arena opened in 2010 with a capacity of 9,121. It includes over 29,000 square feet of student-athlete space, a two-court practice facility, coaches' offices, the Auburn University Athletic Ticket Office, an AU Team Store, the relocated Lovelace Museum, two food courts and many other amenities.
Designed by 360 Architecture out of Kansas City, Mo., the 243,792 square foot facility sits on campus northwest of Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum on Roosevelt Drive, across the street from the Student Activities Center parking lot.
Auburn Arena has become an important tool for the Auburn men's and women's basketball teams. It features improved student-athlete facilities such as men's and women's locker room suites with sports medicine facilities, lounges and team meeting rooms. In addition to the two-court practice facility that allow the men's and women's teams to practice simultaneously, a strength and conditioning center has also been an added bonus to the new arena.
When it comes to seating in Auburn Arena, fans are closer to the action than ever before. The new arena features chair back seats along with bleacher seating for students. It also offers better sight lines that move fans closer to the court. The furthest seat is just 43 feet in elevation from court-side with two-thirds of the seats in the facility being less than 27 feet in elevation from court-side.
In addition, the arena features 12 court-level luxury suites that open to the outside of the arena for multiple entertaining opportunities throughout the year. Loge Box seating is also available as well as on-site food preparation. The scoreboard features a high-definition video board with full message/information center technology. Students enjoy a private entrance, a private court-side commons and food court.
The facility also serves as more than a sports complex. With over 12,000 square feet of banquet/entertainment space, its design affords ready adaptation into a site for concerts and other cultural events, convocations and various community gatherings. Information on private events can be found at AuburnArena.com.
- Lovelace Hall of Honor
- Athletic Ticket Office
- AU Team Store
- Two-court practice facility
- Coaches' offices
- Two food courts
Officially licensed Auburn Athletics merchandise can be purchased at the Auburn Team store located inside Auburn Arena.
Sodexo, Inc. the leading provider of integrated foods in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has been selected as the exclusive concessionaire for Auburn Arena. 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 will be available. Concessions stands are located on the main concourse across from sections 112, 116 and 106 and on the Mezzanine across from 109 and 114. A concessions stand is also located on the Event Level.
ATM's are available on the main concourse level of the arena.
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.
Auburn Arena has four elevators that access all areas of the building. Each elevator is capable of carrying 15 passengers per trip.
The Auburn Arena entrance comprising 12 of 24 total public entrances is located in the Northwest corner and serves as the entrance for seating sections 105 - 118 and 210 - 223. The event level entrance, located West of the main entrance services seating sections D - N. The Scholarship entrance is the exclusive entrance for seats in sections A - C, 101 - 104, L1 - L4 and 201 - 209 and is located in the Southeast corner of the Auburn Arena.
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
For your convenience and ease of access the Auburn Arena First Aid station is located on the Northwest concourse behind section 110 near the main entrance. First aid stations are staffed by professionally trained and licensed East Alabama Medical Center EMTs.
Group Ticket Sales
Discounts on tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Please call 334-844-9564 for more information.
GuestAssist provides a simple text message code that permits those in attendance of Auburn Arena events to send questions, concerns or requests via their mobile phones to the 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.
For lodging information please visit the Accommodations link under the Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau website AOtourism.com.
Use of the Arena for non athletics related purposes such as running, walking or stair exercises is prohibited.
Lost and Found
Any items found during the game should be given to a stadium usher or taken to the First Aid Station on the concourse next to the Auburn Arena entrance across from section 109. Items that are not picked up by the end of the game will be given to Auburn Police and can be picked up at the Police Department.
The doors to Auburn Arena will open 1.5 hours prior to competition for all Athletics events. Opening times vary for special events.
The following list of prohibited items was established to protect the safety and best interests of Auburn University students, student athletes, employees and fans.
Prohibited items include: video cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, backpacks, recording devices, artificial noisemakers, food/beverage containers, bottles, weapons, stadium seats with arms and alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside Auburn Arena.
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.
The use of flash photography is strictly prohibited at all indoor athletics events.
As is the policy at all ticketed athletics events patrons will not be permitted to "re-enter" the Arena once they have exited.
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.
Due to state fire code, smoking is prohibited inside Auburn Arena.
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)
Visiting AuburnArena.com for more information on private events.