ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The ExploreAsheville.com Arena is Western North Carolina’s largest arena, with the seating capacity of up to 7,200.  The ExploreAsheville.com Arena consists of 29,532 sq. ft on the arena floor with an additional 12,670 sq. ft of concourse space.  The Arena is the perfect space for concerts, sporting events, and trade shows of any style or size, and annually hosts events such as: the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the WNC Home Garden & Green Living Show, and the Craft Fair of The Southern Highlands.

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RENTAL RATES

Ticketed Events:

$3500.00 base rental fee vs. 10% of Net Gross Ticket Receipts. Net Gross is actual gross less 7% North Carolina Sales Tax and a 2% City Surcharge. Tickets must be sold by the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office.

All Other Events:

$3500.00 base rental fee per day where no admission is charged. Additional time after midnight $50.00 per hour.

Non-Permitted Outside Food & Beverage:

$1200.00 fee. To be charged if and only if renting client allows unapproved outside food and/or beverages to enter the facility.

*Note: Prices listed do not include requisite facility operating and staffing expenses.

Airport Information:
Asheville Regional Airport
Exit 44 on I-26
(828) 209-3660

Cleaners:
Asheville Cleaners
Merrimon Avenue
(828) 254-2364

Full Service Hotels:
Aloft
Biltmore Avenue
(828) 232-2838

Four Points by Sheraton
Woodfin Street
(828) 253-1851

Haywood Park Hotel
Battery Park Avenue
(828) 252-2522

Hotel Indigo
Haywood Street
(828) 239-0239

Renaissance Hotel
Thomas Wolfe Plaza
(828) 252-8211

Note: Hotels listed are within walking distance to the U.S. Cellular Center.

Laundromat:
Fiesta Laundries
Merrimon Avenue
(828) 505-1228

Quick as a Wink Cleaners
Biltmore Avenue
(828) 253-2331

Restaurants (24-hour/open late):
Denny’s
Patton Avenue (24 hr)
(828) 254-3600

Cook-Out
Tunnel Road (3 AM)
(828) 505-8200

Huddle House
Hendersonville Road (12 AM)
(828) 274-5726

IHOP
Tunnel Road (12 AM)
(828) 255-8601

Rosetta’s Kitchen
Broadway (11 PM)
(828) 232-0738

Waffle House
Tunnel Road (24 hr)
(828) 258-0348

Theatrical Supplier:
M&L Sound
Knoxville, TN
(865) 693-5058

SE Systems
Greensboro, NC
(336) 275-4444

SRO Productions
Roanoke, VA
(540) 342-0400

Stewart Sound
Asheville, NC
(828) 683-4156

 Venue Shape  Oval
 Venue Size  214’x138’
 Floor Type  Concrete
 Floor Load Capacity  100 lb. per sq. ft
 Seating Maximum  6268 (7262 GA)          Balcony: 3,623            Arena Floor: 2645
 House Opens  Sixty (60) minutes prior to curtain
 Event Time  8:00 PM (customary)
 Dressing Rooms  Five (5) locker rooms complete with commodes and showers
 Meeting Rooms  Nine (9) can be used for offices, meet & greets, etc.
 Outside Catering  Must use facility-approved caterer; list available upon request
 Novelties  Locations available; percentage applicable (see contract)
 Stage Hands  IATSE local 278 (minimum call four (4) hours)
 Temperature Control  Facility is air-conditioned and heated
 ADA Accessible  Limited (House and Backstage are accessible)

  • Back of stage only – hung dead (limited)
  • No battens or travelers
  • Open Truss 50’ high

Take I-26 or I-40 to Asheville, North Carolina. Exit all interstates to I-240. Exit 4-C on I-240 and follow signs to U.S. Cellular Center. Loading areas are located off of Flint Street, Hiawassee Street, and Vanderbilt Place. Click here for Google Maps location.

Electrical Information:

QUANTITY PHASE AMPERAGE SERVICE TYPE LOCATION
5 3 phase 400A 120-208 DISCONNECT AT EAST ENTRANCE
1 3 phase 400A 120-208 DISCONNECT 50’ BELOW STAGE
10 1 phase 20A 110 DUPLEX CIRCUITS REAR OF HOUSE
6 1 phase 15A 110 DUPLEX CIRCUITS REAR OF HOUSE
VARIES SHORE POWER VARIES VARIES VARIES VARIES

Note: All electrical is on a Water Pipe Ground.

 House-Lighting/Sound Mix/Video  24’ x 24’ area, Main Floor Center Back
 Follow Spot Platforms  Ten (10) platforms located on catwalk above arena
 Stage-Sound (monitors)  Stage Right or Left

Stage        

 On Floor  Below sections 214/215/216/217
 “In The Round”  Main Floor Center
 Half House  Behind sections 124 & 107                    

House  Lighting not on dimmer, mix of fluorescent and metal halide and basketball lighting
Light Bridge  N/A
Follow Spots  Five (5) Strong Super Troopers (carbon arc)
Control Location  Rear of House Left, Balcony

Dimensions:  2 @ 14’-H/14’-W            Locations:  Rear Arena & Flint Street (by Sect. 128)

Grid Inverted “T” Beams – all points accessible from above.
Steel Low steel available. No high steel.
Steel Height to Floor 50 feet, with no obstructions.
Maximum Weight per Point 4,000 lbs., with a total of 12 beams and 17 points per beam.
Maximum Weight per Beam 68,000 lbs., with a maximum of 816,000 lbs. on all of the beams.

 Basketball Floor  Robins Floor
 Chairs  Metal and Padded
 Conductor’s Podium  One (1)
 Follow Spots  Five (5); Strong Super Troopers (carbon arc)
 Forklift  Two (2)            Fuel: Propane Forks: 42”
 Maximum Weight: 5,000 lb.     Maximum Height: 156”
 Ice  10 lb. bags (available from concessions)
 Medics  Upon Request (NC EMT Certified)
 Microphones  Shure and Audix
 Music Stands  Limited (30)
 Office Equipment  Copier, fax machine, limited furniture, etc.
 Piano(s)  Upright and Baldwin Grand (Tuning available upon request)
 Pipe & Drape  Limited Footage (Blue & very limited Black), 3’ and 8’ sections available
 Risers  4’ x 8’ with 8”, 16” and 24” height (limited quantity)
 Security/Police  Upon Request
 Sound System (PA)  Sound Craft Console, Electro-Vice speakers
 Stage  4’ x 8’ x 4’h/5’ (Stage Right portable sections)
 Tables  8’ banquet, 30” high rounds, and 60” rounds
 Telephone Lines  Six (6) lines (Local, 800, 888 and 0 dial calls only)

Mixer Sound Craft SI-Compact Console
Speakers Electro Voice EVF Series
Communication Clear-Com – wired to all spotlight locations & control booth. Arena accessible.
Control Location Rear of House Left, Balcony Section 227/228.

Chris Corl, General Manager (828) 259-5452
Marcia Hart, Booking and Events Administrator (828) 259-5743
Dan Dover, Operations Manager (828) 259-5741
Laura Weston, Box Office Manager (828) 259-5742
Cassandra Marcelo, Marketing and Box Office Coordinator (828) 259-5739
Benita Wynn, Event Coordinator (828) 259-5750

Portable Stage Right: 4’x8’ Sections
Height 4’ or 5’
Load Capacity 100 lb. psf

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