Columbus Civic Center

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Columbus Civic Center
"The Snake Pit" and "The Jungle"
Official logo
Location 400 4th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Owner City of Columbus, Georgia
Operator City of Columbus, Georgia
Capacity 9,109(concerts)
7,573(indoor football)
Broke ground May 20, 1994[2]
Opened August 9, 1996[8]
Construction cost $45 million[3]
($67.7 million in 2014 dollars[4])
Architect Odell Associates[5]
Project manager Draper & Associates[6]
General contractor Genoa Construction[7]
Columbus Cottonmouths (SPHL) (1996-present)
Columbus Lions (PIFL) (2007-present)
Auburn University (ACHA) (2010-2011)
Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL) (2001-2005)
Columbus Wardogs (AF2) (2001-2004)
Chattahoochee Valley Vipers (AIFA) ( 2006)
Columbus Comets (EISL) (1997)

Columbus Civic Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Columbus, Georgia, built in 1996.


Panoramic view of a Columbus Cottonmouths hockey game

The arena was built in 1996, along with a Softball Complex, to fully complete South Commons (an area consisting of a baseball and football stadium, and a skateboard park).[9] The venue replaced the Municipal Auditorium, which was constructed in 1955.


It is home to the Columbus Cottonmouths ice hockey team, Auburn University ice hockey team, and the Columbus Lions indoor football team.

The arena was formerly home to the Columbus Riverdragons basketball team from 2001–2005, the Columbus Wardogs indoor football team from 2001–2004, the Chattahoochee Valley Vipers indoor football team in 2006, and the Columbus Comets indoor soccer team in 1997.

The arena was also the primary concert venue in the Greater Columbus area until Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama was completed; it is still used for some concerts despite this.

World Wrestling Entertainment has performed at the Civic Center since it opened.


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Coordinates: 32°27′01″N 84°59′16″W / 32.450276°N 84.987699°W / 32.450276; -84.987699