A-Z Guide


The main floor level of the Owensboro Sportscenter is wheelchair accessible.  Please note there are no elevators or ramps for wheelchair access to bleacher seat level.


An ATM is located immediately inside the Main Entrance of the Owensboro Sportscenter.

Bag Policy

For security purposes, please note only small clutch bags (no bigger than 5″x8″x1″) will be allowed into the venue.

Capacities & Configurations

End Stage – 180 Seated – seating map
Total Capacity 3,902
2278 Upper Level Bleachers
796 Wooden Chair back Seats
828 Floor Level Seats

End Stage – 180 GA Floor – seating map
Total Capacity 5,118
2,278 Upper Level Bleachers
796 Wooden Chair back Seats
2,044 Floor Level Seats

Basketball – 360 – seating map
Total Capacity 4,817
3,556 Upper Level Bleachers
844 Wooden Chair back Seats
377 Floor Level Sideline Retractable Seats
40 Floor Level Baseline Seats

Center Ring – seating map
Total Capacity 4,562
3,556 Upper Level Bleachers
844 Wooden Chair back Seats
377 Floor Level Sideline Retractable Seats
700 Floor Level Seats

Trade Show
Total Capacity 133 Floor Vendors
133 8’ Tables

Total Capacity 680
88 5’ staggered rounds of 8


Concessions and alcohol are handled exclusively in house. Catering and hospitality needs are open to approved outside caterers.  Please see the complete Owensboro Sportscenter Catering Guidelines.  Please note there is no kitchen on site and outside caterers will not have access to Owensboro Sportscenter equipment.

Club Room

A public/private Club Room is available with the ability to host approximately 100 people.


A newly renovated, full service concessions area is open during most public events.  Menu items include soft drinks, pizzas, hamburgers, chicken tenders, fries, nachos, and more.  For guests 21 and older, many events will also offer bar sales.

Dressing Rooms

There are 7 dressing rooms are available:

  • Two large team rooms
  • Two medium sized team rooms
  • One small sized team room
  • Two individual rooms
  • All have showers and toilet facilities


There are a limited number of wall outlets around the arena floor for use by clients. For stage shows there are five 20amp outlets on the stage. There is eight 20amp outlets that can be brought to the stage. There is one 60amp outlet behind the stage.

Show power: there is a 3-phase 200amp 240volt hookup. There is one 3-phase 400amp 240volt hookup. These can be used for stage power and or outside RV power.

LED Videoboards/Scoreboards

Fan experiences are enhanced via the new videoboards/scoreboards that can show the score, time, stats, advertisers, sponsors, and video. The videoboards are located in two of the corners of the arena.  Unless otherwise agreed upon, building content of upcoming events and building sponsors will be displayed on the video boards at all public events.

Video Boards are available for rental at a rate of $150/day.
Required Video Board Operators are an additional $35/hour (3 hour minimum)


Lighting consists of 58 JEBL LED High Bay Lights over the arena floor controlled via remote. The high efficiency lights have a dimming range of 100%-10%. Custom arrangements can be implemented with appropriate notice. The seating area lighting consists of 82 Metal Halide lamps controlled from the stage panel. There are no spotlights, but ones are available for rental.


There is no loading dock. Trucks must be unloaded from flat ground. Forklift rental can be arranged. There is ample space for truck parking near the stage area. The largest door is located between gates 1 & 4 on the North East end of the arena (dimensions: 8’10”h x 8’6”w).


The arena floor has over 11,000 square feet of usable space and can be modified for basketball, concerts, rodeos, expos, banquets, and a variety of other events.  Wheelchair accessibility on the main arena floor.

Actual floor size is 134.75’ x 82.75’
Height from floor to ceiling is 31 feet
Proscenium stage is 50’w x 26’d x 4’h. A Stage right portable stage addition of 48’w x (12-16)’d x 4’h on the downstage edge of the permanent stage is suggested for concerts that rig sound and lights.


Parking is free for majority of events. Parking may be charged during certain special events. There are approximately 900 spaces available.  Bus parking is also available.


For end stage shows there are five 20amp outlets on the stage.
There is a 3-phase 200amp 240volt hookup behind the stage.
There is one 3-phase 400amp 240volt hookup behind the stage.
There are (2) 50 amp shore power hookups for RV power.
There are a limited number of wall outlets around the arena floor.

Prohibited Items

The Owensboro Sportscenter has implemented the following prohibited items list to enhance the security and safety of patrons, performers, staff, and contractors.  Bag checks are performed at the point of entry to enforce the prohibited items list.  Generally the Owensboro Sportscenter does not utilize magnetometers or handheld metal detecting wands unless requested (and paid for) by the lessee.

  • Outside food and beverage
  • Cans, bottles, coolers, or other similar containers
  • Video cameras or audio recorders
  • Laser pens or laser products
  • Air horns or noise makers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Professional cameras (unless approved through appropriate channels)
  • Please note only small clutch bags (no bigger than 5″x8″x1″) will be allowed into the venue.
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by management
  • No pets, except service animals
  • No smoking
  • No loitering


Pyrotechnics and open flames are allowed in the facility but require advance coordination with the facility. This coordination must occur a minimum of 3 weeks in advance to allow all appropriate paperwork to be completed and to coordinate with all appropriate authorities. A fireman will be present during all events when any pyrotechnics are used at minimum one hour prior to the show until the end of the display or conclusion of the show.  The Fire Alarm system can be over-ridden for pyrotechnics and foggers but would require fire watch at the discretion of the fire marshal.


Men’s and Women’s restrooms are located on the main floor level of the Owensboro Sportscenter.


  • Height of beams is uniform at 31’ feet from arena floor.
  • Distance between beams is 20’.
  • Maximum load for single beam is 10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum load for single span of beam between panel points is 2,000 lbs.
  • Pre-rigged points are located upstage, mid-stage, and downstage.
  • Maximum pre-approved total show load is 30,000 lbs.

See building management for additional arrangements.


Full PA system available with audio cassette, MP3, and CD playback available (Soundsphere omnidirectional combo sound system with six delay speakers) connected to a Rolls 8 channel audio mixer.

General AV (available for rental)

  • 1- 42” Westinghouse LED monitor
  • 8-SM 58 Shure microphones
  • 6-SM 57 Shure microphones
  • 1-Shure Beta 52A kick drum microphone
  • 6-Rapco Horizon D/I box
  • 1-Mackie 1604 VLZ4 16 channel audio mixer


The Evansville I.A.T.S.E. is available and reasonably priced. Please contact Brendon Wagner, Director of Events at (270) 687-8944 for pricing and more information.

Telephone & Data

Connections for telephones, data connections, and wifi are available. There are various backstage locations for a Production Office.