American Bank Center

The American Bank Center is an event arena, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, that has a split-tiered seating system.

It serves host to many meetings and conventions, tradeshows and exhibitions, live performances and sporting events and is home to the Corpus Christi IceRays Tier II Jr. A ice hockey team, the Corpus Christi Hammerheads Indoor Football Team, and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball teams.

It is owned by the city of Corpus Christi, Texas and managed by SMG. The in-house catering company is Centerplate, a company that offers special event consulting and custom catering for food and beverage requirements.

Other events that have been hosted include WWE and Cirque du Soleil-Delirium, among others.

In 2007 the arena was the site for a controversial event in the WWE, As the same day as the schedualed show, superstar Chris Benoit died. The show was cancelled and fans received a full refund for their tickets, a definite rare occurrence for the company.

Feature highlights

  • Grand Foyer Lobby with luxurious view of Corpus Christi Bay
  • WIFI Hot Hot Spots
  • Capacity to host groups of all sizes
  • A 27,000-square-foot (2,500 m2) Ballroom divisible into two rooms
  • A 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) Ballroom divisible into four rooms
  • Large pre-function space facing the Corpus Christi Bay
  • Large catering kitchen to serve all venues
  • Audio/Visual and data communications available

Seating capacity

  • Hockey 8156 Seats
  • Basketball 9460 Seats
  • Arena Football 8000 Seats
  • End Stage Concert 10,585 Seats
  • Center Stage Sports 10,712 Seats