The Tucson Arena has the size and flexibility to accommodate several types of events including sporting events, ice shows, concerts, banquets, special events and exhibits.
We offer outstanding menu selections by SAVOR…Tucson, our in-house catering and concession company. Our signature and custom-made menus feature an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare.
Tucson Convention Center is operated by SMG. SMG is the “gold standard” in public facility management and they have the programs, systems and talent in place to ensure that all SMG-managed facilities run smoothly and every event we host feels like a celebration.
We are better than ever and we are looking forward to hosting your occasion or seeing you and your family at one of our unforgettable events.
Tucson Arena History
Tucson Arena opened their doors November 12, 1971 with the Ice Capades. The following Monday, November 15, 1971 we hosted Ike and Tina Turner in concert. Over the years we were the host to many large touring acts including:
- Elvis Presley – November 9, 1972
- Kiss – August 21, 1977
- The Rolling Stones – July 21, 1978
- Rush – November 20, 1978
- Jimmy Buffett – 1979
- Eric Clapton – 1979
- Jackson Browne – 1980
- The Moody Blues – 1981
- Barry Manilow – 1981
- The Cars – 1982
- Molly Hatchet – 1981
- U2 – April 4, 1987
- 29,520 square feet of usable floor space – 246’ x 120’
- Ceiling Height – 48’
- Two locker rooms
- Three star dressing rooms
- Maximum theater style seating capacity – 8,962
- Maximum banquet style capacity – 1,200
- Maximum 10’ x 10’ exhibit booths – 140
- Enclosed breezeway