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Von Braun Center

Von Braun Center
Stadium information
Former namesHuntsville Civic Center
(project name)
Von Braun Civic Center
(1975 1997)
Location700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Broke groundFebruary 23, 1973
OpenedMarch 14, 1975
OwnerVon Braun Center Board of Control
OperatorVon Braun Center Board of Control
Surface200' x 85' (hockey)
Construction cost$15 million
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Capacity6,602 (hockey)
7,198 (basketball)
13,760 (concert events)
TenantsUAH Chargers (NCAA hockey) (1979 present)
Alabama Hammers (SIFL) (2011-present)
Alabama Vipers (AFL) (2000 2010)
Dixie Derby Girls (WFTDA) (2004 present)
Huntsville Havoc (SPHL) (2004 present)
Huntsville Flight (NBDL) (2001 2005)

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The Von Braun Center (VBC), known as the Von Braun Civic Center (VBCC) until 1997, is a multi-purpose indoor arena, meeting, and performing arts complex, with a maximum arena seating capacity of 10,000, located in Huntsville, Alabama. The original facility debuted in 1975 and has undergone several significant expansions since opening.

The VBC, in addition to the arena, features multiple exhibit halls, a concert hall, a playhouse and many other facilities, for meetings and exhibits.

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Professional Bull Riders to invade Von Braun Center - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--By Chris Welch, The Huntsville Times View full sizeThe Huntsville Times/Glenn BaeskeHUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Professional Bull Riders invaded the -Von Braun Center- in April 2008. Pictured is Steven Shelley of Natural Dam, Ark., riding Roland. - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 21:46:51 GMT+00:00
Cirque du Soleil will perform 'Dralion' at the Von Braun Center - The Huntsville Times - (blog) Tweet this news
The Huntsville Times - (blog)--By Chris Welch, The Huntsville Times View full sizeSpecial to The TimesHUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Cirque Du Soleil's "Dralion" is slated to perform at the -Von Braun Center- in September. HUNTSVILLE, - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:22:24 GMT+00:00
Cajun food, music fill Von Braun Center for crawfish boil - The Huntsville Times - (blog) Tweet this news
The Huntsville Times - (blog)--By Crystal Bonvillian, The Huntsville Times Bryan Terry with Lil' Bryan and the Travelers plays Cajun music for the crowd at the -Von Braun Center- Saturday afternoon. The music was part of the VBC's first H - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:46:18 GMT+00:00
4th Annual Best Places to Work Award Luncheon - WAFF Tweet this news
WAFF--The lucheon will take place on Tuesday, April 19th at 11:30 am at the -Von Braun Center- in the South Hall. The top 15 Best Places to Work and the top 9 Best Employees will be named at the event, presented by Systems, Studies & Simulation. . - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 16:43:06 GMT+00:00
Huntsville Hall of Fame: Former Georgia Tech football standout Tom Johnson - Tweet this news class will be inducted at a banquet on Monday, April 18 at the -Von Braun Center-. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- After his senior football season at Huntsville High School in 1988, Tom Johnson was being recruited by South Carolina, Louisville, Memphi - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:37:53 GMT+00:00
WHNT NEWS 19 Taking Action Report: Concert Controversy - WHNT Tweet this news
WHNT--Some ticket holders say a concert on Saturday, April 2nd, at the -Von Braun Center- didn't deliver what was promised. Some people who bought tickets say three artists advertised to perform didn't show. And when fans tried to get their mone - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:11:17 GMT+00:00
Huntsville Ballet to perform 'Stars and Stripes' at Von Braun Center - The Huntsville Times - (blog) Tweet this news
The Huntsville Times - (blog)--HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville Ballet Company will present its annual spring performance next weekend at the -Von Braun Center-, called “Stars and Stripes” as a tribute to the military. Derived from renowned New - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:18:35 GMT+00:00
Huntsville Hall of Fame: Alabama A&M football standout Fred Carodine - Tweet this news class will be inducted at a banquet on Monday, April 18 at the -Von Braun Center-. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Fred Carodine was one of the finest multi-sport stars at Huntsville's Lee High School in the late 1960s, playing in the heyday of th - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:32:49 GMT+00:00
Hunting & Fishing Expo Coming in July - WAAY Tweet this news
WAAY--It'll be held July 29th, 30th and 31st at the -Von Braun Center's- South Hall The expo will feature more than 500 outfitters, guides, tackle retailers, demonstration tanks, and activities for kids. Top touring fishing pros will be availabl - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:06:13 GMT+00:00
Avalanche Tour to feature Stone Sour, Theory of Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm ... - The Huntsville Times - (blog) Tweet this news
The Huntsville Times - (blog)--By Chris Welch, The Huntsville Times On Tuesday, the -Von Braun Center- is bringing in the Avalanche Tour, which features Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying. The concert gets off to a - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:02:36 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Alabama Vipers

2000 - 2010
Succeeded by
Gwinnett Arena as Georgia Force

Southern Professional Hockey League

TeamsAugusta River Hawks * Columbus Cottonmouths * Fayetteville FireAntz * Huntsville Havoc * Knoxville Ice Bears * Louisiana IceGators * Mississippi Surge * Pensacola Ice Flyers
ArenasBlackham Coliseum (Louisiana) * Columbus Civic Center (Columbus) * Cumberland County Crown Coliseum (Fayetteville) * James Brown Arena (Augusta) * James White Civic Coliseum (Knoxville) * Mississippi Coast Coliseum (Mississippi) * Pensacola Civic Center (Pensacola) * Von Braun Center (Huntsville)
Seasons2004 05 * 2005 06 * 2006 07 * 2007 08 * 2008 09 * 2009 10

Current arenas in the Southern Indoor Football League

BI-LO Center * Cajundome * Columbus Civic Center * Gray Civic Center * Reliant Arena * Sudduth Coliseum

College Hockey America

TeamsMercyhurst Lakers * Niagara Purple Eagles * Robert Morris Colonials * Syracuse Orange * Wayne State
ArenasMercyhurst Ice Center (Mercyhurst) * Dwyer Arena (Niagara) * Island Sports Center (Robert Morris) * Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion (Syracuse) * City Sports Center (Wayne State)
Tournaments2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * Champions
Men (defunct)
TeamsAir Force Falcons (1999 2006) * Alabama Huntsville Chargers (1999 2010) * Army Black Knights (1999 2000) * Bemidji State Beavers (1999 2010) * Findlay Oilers (1999 2004) * Niagara Purple Eagles (1999 2010) * Robert Morris Colonials (2004 2010) * Wayne State Warriors (1999 2008)
Tournaments2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * Champions

North Alabama, United States landmarks

Huntsville areaAlabama Agricultural and Mechanical University * Athens State University * Big Spring Park * Buck's Pocket State Park * Cathedral Caverns State Park * Cummings Research Park * Guntersville Lake * Huntsville Depot * Huntsville International Airport * Huntsville Botanical Garden * Huntsville Madison County Public Library * Big Spring Cafe * Huntsville Museum of Art * J.F. Drake State Community College * Joe Davis Stadium * Madison County Nature Trail * Marshall Space Flight Center * Monte Sano State Park * National Space Science and Technology Center * Oakwood College * Redstone Arsenal * Tennessee River * University of Alabama in Huntsville * United States Space & Rocket Center * Von Braun Center
Decatur areaCalhoun Community College System * Captain William J. Hudson "Steamboat Bill" Memorial Bridge * Celebration Arena * Cook's Natural Science Museum * Dancy-Polk House * Delano Park * Joe Wheeler State Park * Old State Bank * Point Mallard Park & Aquatic Center * Port of Decatur * Princess Theatre * Pryor Field Regional Airport * Rhea-McEntire House * Tennessee River * Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad * Wheeler Lake * Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge * Wilson Lake
Florence areaAlabama Music Hall of Fame * Barton Hall * Braly Stadium * Ivy Green * Northwest Alabama Regional Airport * Tennessee River * Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad * University of North Alabama * Wilson Lake

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