American Bank Center

Convention Center

The American Bank Center in Corpus Christi is the city's premier venue for a wide range of events, including conventions, sports, concerts, and the performing arts. The complex encompasses a state-of-the-art convention center, the 10,500-seat American Bank Center Arena, and the 2,526-seat American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. The arena serves as the home for the IceRays hockey team and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi basketball teams, while the auditorium boasts exceptional acoustics and plush seating, making it perfect for ballets, symphonic performances, operas, and other arts entertainment. With its versatile facilities and prime location, the American Bank Center offers an ideal destination for conventions, meetings, and performances, promising a memorable experience for attendees and a fantastic vacation destination for visitors. Access the American Bank Center website for more info.

138,000+ Sq. Ft of Divisible Space

The Convention Center provides ample room to accommodate various events, with the ability to divide the space into ten separate ballrooms. This flexibility ensures that your event can be tailored to your specific needs.

Meeting Rooms Available

These rooms offer a remarkable range of possibilities, allowing you to create the ideal setup for presentations, workshops, or discussions. Whether you require a large open space, smaller breakout rooms, the Convention Center has you covered. With the ability to configure the rooms in numerous variations, you have the freedom to design a layout that maximizes productivity and fosters meaningful interactions. 

4 Loading Bays

Making it convenient for vendors and suppliers to access and set up equipment or decorations. This streamlined logistics process ensures a smooth and efficient experience for everyone involved.

19 Television Monitors

Enhance your event with television monitors strategically placed throughout the venue. These monitors offer the opportunity to display personalized content, such as branding, schedules, or interactive elements, adding a unique touch to your event.

Exclusive Support Services

The Convention Center goes the extra mile by providing on-site support from dedicated professionals. Benefit from electrical, food & beverage, security, and event staffing services, ensuring that every aspect of your event is handled with utmost care and professionalism.

Hassle-Free WI-FI Connectivity

Experience uninterrupted access to the internet with WI-FI ready rooms throughout the American Bank Center. With WI-FI ready rooms, attendees can easily access online resources, collaborate, and communicate without any connectivity concerns.

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. 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.

Seating Capacity:




Center Stage


End Stage


Lower Bowl Only


Half House



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.