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    Frank Erwin Events Center in Austin - Music, Concert and Event Venue

    Frank Erwin Events Center features to be a premium venue for hosting both private and public events. This spectacular Austin events venue is located in a prime and convenient location, situated in the heart of downtown Austin. It organizes a diverse variety of events, starting from concerts and wrestling events to private banquets.

    Background of Frank Erwin Events Center

    The facility (Frank Erwin Events Center) was established in 1977. Since its inception, the facility is offering its visitors the best live entertainment experience. The events center was primarily founded with a specific aim. It was built to feature as the home of the men's and women's Longhorn basketball team and replace Gregory Gym. The facility was named after Frank Erwin (a member of UT Board of Regents).

    live Austin concert at Frank Erwin Events Center

    Renovations and Expansions

    The basic construction of Frank Erwin Events Center was completed in 1977 and it was worth about $34 million. In the following time period (2001 - 2003), the facility had witnessed a multitude of renovations and expansions. An amount of $55 million was further invested in order to remodel and revamp the core facilities of this popular Austin events center. The renovation construction work included life safety upgrades, an addition of 28 elite suites, reception hall renovations, and more.

    The renovation project also introduced better restroom facilities and new concession stands. These amenities were renovated in order to offer the visitors and spectators a superior live entertainment experience. Additional inclusions (as part of the renovation construction) are the addition of a new scoreboard, indoor electronic video signs, new lighting, renovated seating, and new sound systems.


    Layout and Seating Capacity

    The events center features a superior and well-equipped two-level layout, for example, the upper mezzanine area and the lower arena. It can easily accommodate a total of 16,540 spectators for all basketball games. Whereas, for concerts and other forms of live performances, Frank Erwin Events Center offers a seating capacity of 17,900 spectators.

    The inner ring of the lower arena is around twenty rows deep. Likewise, the inner ring of the mezzanine area is around twenty-four rows deep.

    Restaurants Nearby

    A plethora of restaurants are located adjacent to the Frank Erwin Events Center. For example, Franklin Barbecue (located within a distance of 0.8 km from the events center) offers awesome food menus. Similarly, Micklethwait Craft Meats (situated around 1.2 km away) is popular for its yummy brisket. Other notable and nearby food outlets include Texas Chili Parlor, Blue Dahlia Bistro, and Salty Sow.

    Final Thoughts

    Since its original establishment (in 1977), the venue has fulfilled its vision of offering spectacular live entertainment experience to millions of local Austinites. This multi-purpose venue is not only the home of Texas men's and women's basketball teams, but also it's a popular destination for enjoying concerts, special events, live discussions, performances, and family shows.