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 2015 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.


The Columbus Civi Center is home to the Columbus Cottonmouths ice hockey team, Auburn University ice hockey team, and the Columbus Lions indoor football team. Several other sports teams have also used the arena in the past. The Columbus Riverdragons basketball played in the arena from 2001-2005, the Columbus Wardogs indoor football team from 2001–2004, the Chattahoochee Valley Vipers indoor football team during 2006, and the Columbus Comets indoor soccer team during 1997.

The arena is also the primary concert venue in the Greater Columbus area, hosting artists such as KISS (in 1997), Kelly Clarkson (in 2009), and Lady Antebellum (in 2012). The Civic Center has also hosted several professional wrestling events, such as World Wrestling Entertainment's Friday Night Smackdown (in 2006 and 2014), and WCW Monday Nitro (in 1996).


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