Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center is a multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, located within the Tallahassee- Leon County Civic Center. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of $33.8 million, financed by the city. It has had WCW Thunder, WWF and WWE, including men's and women's basketball. The most it has ever held was 15,000 WWE Fans on January 12 2008. In 2008, another 1,700 seats were added to the top rim of the arena bowl to increase the capaticy to 13,800. It is also home to the Florida State University Seminoles men's and women's basketball teams. Before they moved, it was also host to the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ice hockey team of the ECHL. Other professional teams that called the center home included the Tallahassee Thunder of arenafootball2 and the Tallahassee Scorpions soccer team of the EISL. In 2007 it was home to the Tallahassee Titans of the American Indoor Football League. The team then left the AIFL for the World Indoor Football League but then folded after the owner failed to acquire enough capital to finance the team. The WIFL then folded as other members jumped to other leagues. The arena was re-named, in accordance with a 2004 act of state legislation, in honor of Donald L. Tucker, Esq.,a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Special Ambassador for the United States to the Dominican Republic. Early 2009 , The Donald L. Tucker Center confirmed the official amount of upholstered seats (Arena Seats) in the arena as being 13,800. The amount of seats (13,800) was also classified on the official website for the arena , they added it to quiet the rumors of capacity issues inside the Civic Center. Covering 18,000 square feet (1,700 m 2), this versatile Arena can accommodate 1,000 people for banquets and receptions for up to 2,000. The Arena has 13,800 upholstered seats for sporting events, concerts, touring Broadway Productions and Family Shows. The arena can increase the capacity with risers. Risers are usually added on to the side of the arena wall blending in perfectly with the permanent seats. Risers are usually only given out to the events of , wrestling , basketball and sometimes , concerts. The arena can be configured in a variety of seating arrangements for each type of event. As a concert venue, the Tucker Center can seat between 2,372 and 12,041. As a convention center, the Tucker Center can accommodate 18,900 square feet (1760 m²) in the main arena plus 35,000 square feet (3300 m²) at the adjoining exhibit hall, in addition to 16,000 square feet (1500 m²) of space at the meeting rooms. Concerts, sporting events, trade shows, Broadway shows, conventions, ice shows, circuses, and other events are held here annually.

The Center Theater
The Center Theater at The Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center is a 6,000 seat Multi purpose arena/theater underground of the arena. The Center Theater Is for small concerts,preaching and other theater type events. The theatre setting available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center provides not only a traditional counterweight system for shows accustomed to a conventional theatre venue, but also a perfect setting for musical artists that prefer a more intimate performance space. The Civic Center is equipped with a state of the art sound system capable of providing reinforcement for upper level and club seat fill, as well as motorized clusters that may be utilized for additional support. The Center Theatre has been proud to host the Tallahassee Broadway Series for the last eleven years and has presented such tours as Les Misérables , Riverdance , Cats , Chicago , Fosse , and Rent . In addition, numerous musical artists have chosen to perform in this configuration.


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