Comprised of the Amarillo Civic Center and the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the Amarillo Civic Center Complex is the primary meeting place for over 300,000 residents living in the Texas panhandle. The Complex is conveniently located in downtown Amarillo, Texas with easy access to Interstates 27 and 40 (Historic Route 66). The over 2,000 committable hotel rooms within 10 minutes also make it an excellent choice for conventions, meetings, concerts, and special events.
The 340,000 square foot Amarillo Civic Center contains a variety of multipurpose areas including the 4,870 fixed seat Cal Farley Coliseum and 2,300 fixed seat Civic Center Auditorium. It also boasts two exhibit halls, two ballrooms, and meeting rooms designed to meet a wide variety of needs including business meetings, banquets, dances, conventions, and trade shows.
The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts houses the 1,300 fixed seat Carol Bush Emeny Performance Hall, the Education Room rehearsal or meeting space, a spacious multi-level lobby, and numerous dressing rooms. It is designed with acoustical excellence in mind and serves as a landmark in downtown Amarillo. It is equipped with a one-of-a-kind orchestra shell that retracts into an upstage garage area to reveal a fully equipped road house. Featuring a sprung dance floor, hydraulic orchestra pit, and complete fly system, the Globe-News Center is equipped to host the smallest meeting to the largest road show.
The Amarillo Civic Center Complex hosts numerous conventions, meetings, and other events each year that attract thousands of visitors to Amarillo and injects millions of dollars into the local economy. The Complex has several resident tenants including the Amarillo Bulls, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Venom, Broadway Spotlight Series, Lone Star Ballet, and Window on a Wider World.