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Ford Center

Located in Evansville, Indiana, the Ford Center is a beautiful, exciting, multi-purpose 11,000-seat arena and is the region’s center for sports and entertainment. The 290,000 square foot facility is home of the NCAA Division I University of Evansville Aces Men’s and Women’s basketball and the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The arena floor has over 20,000 square feet of usable space and can be modified for basketball, hockey, concerts, conventions, rodeos, expos and a variety of other events.

Ford Center opened in November 2011 and has drawn attendees from all over the region. It has already hosted a variety of events such as Bob Seger, Hadi Shrine Circus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Monster Jam, WWE Supershow and many more. Our staff is committed to providing the highest standard of service and to ensure the best possible experience during each event.

  • Aerosmith
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Luke Bryan
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Aerosmith
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Reba
  • Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Miranda Lambert
1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, Indiana 47708

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Scott Schoenike
(812) 422-8000

MARKET INFORMATION

MSA DEMOGRAPHICS
TOTAL POPULATION 358,676
MEDIAN AGE 38.9
20-24 YEARS 6.77%
25-34 YEARS 12.34%
35-44 YEARS 12.28%
45-54 YEARS 15.28%
55-64 YEARS 12.75%
TELEVISION & RADIO

TELEVISION

Top Television Stations:
WFIE – NBC
WEHT – ABC
WEVV – CBS
EVV – FOX
Via Media (Time Warner & WOW) Cable TV

RADIO

Top Radio Stations:
WIKY-FM – A/C
WLFW-FM – Country
WABX-FM – Classic Rock
WKDQ-FM – Country
WBKR-FM – Country
WGBF-FM – Active Rock
MARKETING RESOURCES
  • Ribbon Board inside bowl
  • Television commercials run on all television monitors throughout the facility on 5 levels.
  • Commercials on 4 sided 9’x 16’ Jumbo Video Screens on Scoreboard
  • Six foot high advertising stand up in public entrance lobby
  • Flyers on marketing table at Ford Center and Victory Theatre
  • Video commercials on concourse cell phone Power Tower
  • Poster placement at interior ticket office lobby
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter), Website Upcoming Events
  • Average of 500,000 patrons per year with approximately 130 events per year
    EMPLOYERS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

    MAJOR EMPLOYERS

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing – 5,000

     

                Deaconess Hospital – 3,000

     

                St. Mary’s Medical Center – 2,600

     

                ALCOA Warrick Operations – 2,450

     

                Koch Enterprises, Inc – 2,200

     

                T.J. Max – 1,700

     

                GE Plastics – 1,300

     

                Vectren – 1,300

    UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

    University of Evansville (2,526 students)

     

                – newsletter (Ace Notes – info and student discounts)

     

                University of Southern Indiana (9,364 students)

     

                – special student discounts with HR Department

     

    TICKETED EVENTS CAPACITY
    TOTAL SEATING 11,000
    TOTAL SEATING BASKETBAL 9,173
    TOTAL SEATING END STAGE CONCERT 8,352
    TICKETING SYSTEM TICKETMASTER
    TAX RATE 0.0%
    TICKET BUYER DATABASE 59,000
    CITY DISTANCE
    ST. LOUIS, MO 160 MILES
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN 170 MILES
    NASHVILLE, TN 150 MILES
    CINCINNATI, OH 220 MILES
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