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Arena is suitable for basketball, concerts, ice events, circus, wrestling, tradeshows, conventions, horse shows, and other large-scale productions.
Downloadable AutoCAD Renderings & PDF Files
Freedom Hall — Structural Steel Overlay   DWG
Freedom Hall — North Stage with Steel   DWG
For a diagram of Freedom Hall, click here.
Building Specifications
Maximum Seating Capacity — 18,255
Concert — 14,189
Seminar — 14,189
Basketball — 17,357
Motorsport — 11,819
Permanent seats — 15,587
Permanent seats have backs and armrests.
Floor seating is folding padded chairs.
For smaller events, arena can be configured in various capacities starting at 6,000.
Arena floor is 39,000 square feet (136 feet by 310 feet) with all portable seats retracted.
A concrete floor with a load of 500 lbs. per square foot is fitted with an 85 foot by 200 foot concrete floor that is covered for other events.
Horse show ring is 117 feet by 290 feet.
Ceiling height from floor to steel is 71 feet — at its highest position, the distance from floor to bottom of scoreboard in center of house is 54 feet.
Load-bearing steel trusses spanning the width of the arena are 42 feet apart. The structural supports are 24 feet apart and span the length of the arena.
Load limits are 2,000 lbs. per panel point — typical dead load of 12,500 lbs. equally distributed.
Load-in overhead doors are 12' 3' high by 20' 8" wide (C-1) and 12' high by 8' wide (C-2) with a concrete loading ramp to arena floor. In basketball/hockey mode, the load-in tunnel is 8' 6" wide by 7' 11" high. For end stage set-up, the distance from the back of the stage to load-in door is 132 feet.
Arena has multiple-speaker cluster sound system with computer-controlled delay distribution equipped with Clear-Com communications system and two-way headsets. Outdoor sound system is available for crowd communication.
Center-hung video wall/scoreboard is a four-sided, multi-image video cube that offers spectators a 9 foot by 12 foot piece of the action. System also includes six auxiliary message boards and closed-circuit TV monitors throughout concourses and private suites.
Arena is equipped with dimmable quartz lighting and metal halides with 275 foot-candles at floor level. Halides can be set in various configurations.
Four Xenon Supertroupers are permanently mounted in front of house.
Four Carbon Supertroupers are also available Completely climate-controlled with a high-powered smoke exhaust system.
24 private suites off the main level concourse — leased annually, access to these suites requires purchase of event tickets.
All electric is 208V/120V, 3-phase
One 800 amp service in northwest corner
One 200 amp service on east wall
One 800 amp service in northeast corner
One 200 amp service overhead in ceiling
Distribution box up to 200 amps is available from power source
Cold water grounding available
Outside services can shore up to five buses
One 200 amp service on main level north concourse
One 400 amp service outside rear door of arena
Two 100 amp services outside rear door of arena
Locker/Dressing Rooms (Main Level)
Four "star" dressing rooms which share two shower and restroom facilities. Rooms average 130 square feet and are fully carpeted with electrical and phone capabilities and permanent countertops. Also suitable for production and/or media offices.
Four team locker rooms (two on each side of load-in ramp) each carpeted and furnished with restroom and shower facilities. The largest room is typically used as the headlining artist's dressing room. All rooms have direct access to arena floor via tunnel.
"Official's" dressing room available with shower and restroom facilities and also has direct access to arena floor via tunnel Large carpeted media room located directly backstage with electrical and phone capabilities and permanent counters around perimeter of room. Also doubles as backstage catering room — no kitchen available but water closet is nearby.
All rooms are climate-controlled and equipped with house sound system.
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