Bradenton Area Convention Center

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Bradenton Area Convention Center (formerly Manatee Civic Center)
Full name Bradenton Area Convention Center
Location Palmetto, Florida
Coordinates 27°30′54″N 82°33′42″W / 27.514932°N 82.561719°W / 27.514932; -82.561719Coordinates: 27°30′54″N 82°33′42″W / 27.514932°N 82.561719°W / 27.514932; -82.561719
Owner Palmetto, Florida
Operator Palmetto, Florida
Capacity 4,000
Opened 1985
Florida Stingers (CBA) (1985–1986)
Florida Scorpions (APFL) (2007–2008, 2011)

Bradenton Area Convention Center, formerly Manatee Civic Center, is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena and convention center in Palmetto, Florida.[1] It was home to the Florida Stingers of the Continental Basketball Association and Florida Scorpions of the American Professional Football League. It also hosted UWF's first and only live pay-per-view event, Beach Brawl, on June 9, 1991.


  1. ^ Bradenton Area Convention Center home page. Retrieved September 9, 2015.

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