The Leonard E. Merrell Center is a 145,000 sq ft facility designed to allow event planners flexibility when planning an event. 

The spaces are great for small meetings, banquets, full conventions, tradeshows, concerts and athletic competitions. The Leonard E. Merrell Center offers event planners the ability to think outside the box.



  • 21,600 square feet of space
  • Flexible design to meet event needs
  • Seating options:
  • End Stage Concert – 4,500
  • Basketball & Volleyball – 5,600
  • Indoor Football – 4,500
  • Commencement and Speaking Engagements – up to 6,000 

South Lobby

  • 6,700 square feet of event space
  • Natural light and evening sunsets create unique event experience
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Meeting Rooms

  • 3) rooms each at 40’ x 25’ or 1 large room at 40’ x 75’
  • Multi-media capabilities
Loading Dock
  • 9’ rollup door with direct access to arena floor
  • Please make arrangements with Event Coordinator for shore power requests

Locker Rooms

There are 4 sets of locker rooms to easily accommodate any athletic tournament. Each unisex locker room includes a television with the arena broadcast, if applicable. All locker rooms can easily be converted to dressing rooms for stage and arena shows.

Two separate secured officials dressing rooms are located adjacent to the Arena entrances. 

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