FRANK ERWIN CENTER INFORMATION:
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 1701 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701
Capacity: Just over 16k seats
Year Opened: 1977
Aka: Erwin Center, FEC, Superdrum, The Drum
Occupants: Texas Longhorns basketball
Parking: State and UT Campus parking lots are available
The Frank Erwin Center is the on campus event center for the University of Texas. The Erwin Center, as it is commonly called, is only a few blocks from UT's Royal Memorial Stadium and the Texas State Capitol. Throughout the calendar year the Erwin Center hosts many great events, including; concerts, comedy shows and Texas Longhorn basketball games. The FEC is the permanent home for the University of Texas Men's and Women's basketball teams. It is also the host venue for UIL Boys and Girls Texas State Basketball Tournament.
The Erwin Center was the brainchild of University of Texas Regent Frank C. Erwin. He was the driving force behind the expansion at UT that led to the Erwin Center being built. In 1980 the University rewarded those efforts by naming the building after him. The Frank Erwin Center has a capacity of just over 16,000 for events. It has two primary levels, an upper-level commonly referred to as the Mezzanine and the lower-level or Arena-level; and floor seating for concerts. The Erwin Center also has a two dozen luxury suites that sit just above the Arena-level seats. The first 15 rows of the Arena-level seats are commonly referred to as Red River Seating.
Two Texas basketball games were the first events ever held at the Frank Erwin Center. The UT women played a day game, and the UT men played Oklahoma on that same opening night. Since that time the Erwin Center has been the home to many great shows. Some of the famous artists who have played the FEC are: U2, George Strait, Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Elton John, Billy Joel, Guns N Roses, Madonna, Dave Chappelle, Alan Jackson, Coldplay, Johnny Cash and Luciano Pavarotti. The Dalai Lama even made a special appearance at the Erwin Center.
Frank Erwin Center Ticket Information:
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