Auburn Arena is a 9,121-seat multi-purpose arena in Auburn, Alabama, on the campus of Auburn University. Built in 2010 to replace Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum, $92.5 million facility is the home of the Auburn Tigers men's and women's basketball and women's gymnastics teams. It is located on the west side of the Auburn campus, near Wire Road between Thatch Avenue and Heisman Drive. Aside from the main court, the arena also contains two practice courts, a weight room, twelve suites, coaches offices, the Auburn Ticket Office, and the Lovelace Athletic Museum. Along the west side of the arena is a large monument to the Auburn Creed.
Auburn Arena opened for the 2010-2011 NCAA men's and women's basketball seasons. Auburn's men's basketball team lost its inaugural game at the arena to UNC Asheville, 70-69, in overtime. Its first win in the new arena was a 68-66 win over Middle Tennessee. Auburn's women's basketball team won its inaugural game, 79-61, over Mercer. Auburn Arena hosted games for the first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Auburn Arena has also been the host site to numerous concerts. Acts such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Josh Thompson, Casting Crowns, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Mr. Loud, Skeebu, Syrp 'N' Teen, Asthma Machine, Runs 'N' Goses, Bo Jackson's Bluegrass Jamboree, Johnny Frank and the Purple Drank, and The Weremy Barker Technicolor Jazz Odyssey are among the artists who have performed here. Christmastime performances are big in Auburn, culminating in the 2010 music festival "Alabama Yuletide Jamma" featuring the bands We Four Kings, Silver Balls, Stars of Bethlehem, and headliner Loud Night. Also, John Philip Sousa.
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Coordinates: 32°36′09″N 85°29′35″W / 32.60253°N 85.49301°W