Building Information

▼   Seating
Configuration Capacity
Basketball

10,041

Full Arena Concert* 10,000
Front of Stage Concert* 7,354
Theater Set 2,800
Indoor Festival 5,000

*Curtain available for reduced capacity configurations

Basketball Configuration

End Stage Continental Configuration

USA Commencement Configuration

▼   Parking

450 parking spots located on the South side of the building
2,000 parking spots within a 5 minute walk
2,000 additional parking spots within a 10 minute walk

2017-2018 Basketball Parking Map

▼   Exhibit / Meeting Floor Square Footage

 

  Dimensions Reception Banquet Exhibition
Arena Floor 160’ x 113’ (18,080 sq ft) 1,500 800 104 Booths
John Counts Room 82’ x 44’ (3,608 sq ft) 350 184  
Globe Grand Lobby 45’ x 94’ (4,230 sq ft) 500 180  
Room 1102 25’ x 32’ (800 sq ft) 40 40  
Room 1106 25’ x 32’ (800 sq ft) 40 40  
Room 1101 34’ x 57 (1,710 sq ft) Tiered levels with 173 fixed desks
Concourse Available for exhibitions. Please contact the event coordinator for details.

Maximum room capacities are determined by room set up.

Arena Exhibition Setup

▼   Show Power
Stage Left

1600 amp.

Stage Right 600 amp.
  400 amp.
  1,300 amp.
  200 amp.
Exterior-Load in Ramp 200 amp. (2)
▼   Rigging
Open grid-floor to steel 63'8"
▼   Back Stage / Hospitality

Available for meetings, banquets, conventions & exhibitions

  • In-House Catering
  • Four Dressing Rooms
  • One Training Room
  • Two Locker Rooms
  • One Production Office
  • VIP Room(John Counts Room) – capacity of 184 buffet style. The JCR has a private restroom and entrance. Partition available for artist hospitality. This room can be separated into two rooms, 44' x 50' and 44' x 32'.
  • Two Classrooms – 25’x32’ (each)
  • One Classroom fully carpeted, theater-style seating for 173 (34' x 57')
▼   Equipment / Arena Amenities
  • 60’ X 40’ Stage Height 4 – 6 feet
  • Twelve 4’ x 6’ x 12" risers
  • 25 pcs. crowd barricades
  • 80’ Stage barricade
  • Clark Forklift – electric, 2 Ton Capacity
  • 1400 Clairon Chairs
  • 2 camera areas at midlevel, 2 at upper level
  • 4 spotlights (Xenon's Super Trooper 2,000 watts, 2 HMI-portable)
  • Mackie Mixing Console SR 32.4
  • Assisted Listening System
  • Portable basketball floor
  • A/V equipment
  • Computerized curtaining system
  • Stage curtaining system
  • Handicap Accessible
  • ATM on South Concourse
▼   Special Equipment
  • Theatrical Curtain Rear Traveler 30’x60’
  • Legs (2) 30’x30’
  • Valance 25’x80’
  • Lighting – 36 Source4Pars
  • Video System Scoreboard (8 side – 4 with video)
  • 24 Concourse Monitors
  • PA System Bose Corporation Equipment (14,000 watts of power)
  • Sound Control Room
▼   Loading Docks and Tunnels
  • 2 Doors at the loading dock 12’x14’ and 8’x10’
▼   Marquees, Message Centers & Readerboard
  • Highly visible Marquee on south side of the building.
▼   Ticketing
  • 16 event ticket windows
  • 2 Daily Operation Ticket Windows
  • Veritix Ticketing System
▼   Mitchell Center Facts
  • Total square footage is 208,300
  • Total number of bricks used is 328, 215
  • Total number of concrete blocks is 159, 842
  • Total days of construction to build the Mitchell Center was 1,245 days from approximately May 1996 to October 1999.
  • The Mitchell Center is named for Arlene and Mayer Mitchell and Abe Mitchell who contributed to its construction.
  • First event was the 1999 USA Spring Commencement. The building was 85% complete at the time.
  • First non-USA event was June 24-25, 1999. The Alabama Sports Festival
  • First Concert was the performance of Gran Torino on September 19, 1999