In the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi is American Bank Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena and convention space. With hundreds of thousands of square footage available, this large event space is fit for meetings of all kinds, including premier sports events.

Inside of American Bank Center, you'll find a 10,000-seat indoor arena, 138,000 square feet convention center, and a 2,500+ seat auditorium. Throughout the year, the Ice Rays hockey team, PBR: Professional Bullriders, TAMUCC Basketball, and tons of national acts find their way to the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. Notable events hosted at American Bank Center are Buc Days, Corpus Christi Comic Con, and the South Texas Junior Olympic Tournament.

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The Arena

Boasting 10 box suites, 10,000 seats total, and ample amenities, American Bank Center's arena is an all-inclusive space for any sporting event, especially basketball, hockey, rodeo, and even boxing. The arena also has press boxes, camera platforms, production rooms, and in-house technical staff to assist with events. Get more info on the various floor plans for the ground level, second level, and sporting events here.

Seating Capacity
  • Hockey: 7,728
  • Basketball: 9,385
  • Center Stage: 10,323
  • End Stage: 9,714
  • Lower Bowl Only: 4,454
  • Half House: 5,200

Several concession stands are also available around the arena including general concessions, bars, Chick-fil-A, Hurb's Burgers, The Dog Father, and Ultimate Cheesecake.

Convention Center

This 2-story area offers 138,000+ square feet of space between 10 separate ballrooms, 27 meeting rooms that can be configured into numerous variations, 4 loading bays, and 19 television monitors. Other services provided include on-site support from electrical, food & beverage, security, and event staff at American Bank Center.


American Bank Center owns and operates 10+ parking areas around the venue along with a drop-off location in front of the main entrance of the arena. After each event, taxis will be lined up and waiting along Shoreline Boulevard for patrons leaving the building. Shuttle services are also available upon request. All parking lots owned and operated by the convention center are ADA-compliant, with designated handicap parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

With ample room for events, multiple floor plans, guest services, various parking options, and ready-to-serve concessions, American Bank Center offers great flexibility and endless opportunities for any sporting event hosted here.



American Bank Center is situated in the heart of downtown and near several points of interest. Just a stone's throw away is the picturesque seawall, museums, a historic park, and access to downtown eateries, breweries, and hotels.