Aleppo Shriners Auditorium
|Aleppo Shriners Auditorium|
|Location||99 Fordham Road
|Boston Derby Dames|
The Aleppo Shrine Auditorium is a 2,650-seat indoor arena located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. It was built in 1977 as the headquarters for the Aleppo Shriners, who had been based in Boston, Massachusetts since 1882. The Aleppo Shriners still own the auditorium today. It is also the home of the Boston Derby Dames roller derby league.
The Auditorium features 37,000 square feet (3,400 m2) of exhibit space in the arena and 11,600 square feet (1,080 m2) of meeting space in three meeting rooms. Its main lobby features 3,300 square feet (310 m2) of space. The Auditorium can seat up to 4,150 for boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts and concerts, among other events. As of February 2009, all mma events promoted by World Championship Fighting have been hosted at the Auditorium. Trade shows, sporting events, conventions, banquets and the Shrine Circus are also held at the Auditorium.
The building is handicapped accessible and has a 24-foot (7 m) ceiling height. Because of its location in an office park off I-93, there is plenty of parking, including 1,500 in its own parking lot.