Florence Civic Center

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Florence Civic Center
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Location 3300 West Radio Drive
Florence, South Carolina 29501
Coordinates 34°11′8.50″N 79°50′16.40″W / 34.1856944°N 79.8378889°W / 34.1856944; -79.8378889Coordinates: 34°11′8.50″N 79°50′16.40″W / 34.1856944°N 79.8378889°W / 34.1856944; -79.8378889
Owner City of Florence, County of Florence
Operator SMG
Capacity Hockey: 7,526
Basketball: 7,686
Concert (Center Stage): 9,736
Concert (End Stage): 7,000
Theater: 1,400
Broke ground May 8, 1991[1]
Opened August 4, 1993[5]
Construction cost $22 million
($36.5 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Odell Associates, Inc.[3]
General contractor M. B. Kahn Construction Co.[4]
Pee Dee/Florence Pride (ECHL) (1997-2005)
Florence Flyers (USBL) (2004)
Pee Dee Cyclones (SPHL) (2005-2007)
Florence Phantoms (AIFA) (2006-2009)
Pee Dee Vipers (PBL) (2014-present)
Florence Symphony Orchestra (1993-2011)

The Florence Civic Center is a 10,000-seat multipurpose arena in Florence, South Carolina. It hosted the infamous eighth WWF In Your House pay-per-view in 1996, during which a storm knocked out the power and thus the broadcast signal during the event. The card was retelecast two nights later from North Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston Coliseum. The building was also the home of the South Carolina Fire Ants of Major League Roller Hockey in 1998. The building was also once home to two Ice hockey teams, the Pee Dee/Florence Pride (1997-2005) and the Pee Dee Cyclones (2005-2007). The Florence Civic Center was also home to the Florence Phantoms AIFA indoor football team (2007-2009) and to the Florence Symphony Orchestra. It has also been home to two Basketball teams, the Florence Flyers and the Pee Dee Vipers. Since 2005 it is home to the annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade that kicks off Bojangles' Southern 500 race week at Darlington Raceway.


  1. ^ Harrison, Brenda; Leach, Jennifer (2004). Florence. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-1609-7. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Play". Odell Associates, Inc. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Featured Projects". M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. Archived from the original on June 24, 1998. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "History". Florence Civic Center. Retrieved August 20, 1993.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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