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Albany Civic Center

Albany Civic Center
Albany James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center as seen from Front Street.
Location 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701-6808
Owner City of Albany, Georgia
Operator City of Albany, Georgia
Capacity 10,711 (concerts)
9,082 (Sesame Street Live)
8,436 (basketball)
7,782 (rodeo)
6,570 (Disney on Ice)
Albany Panthers (PIFL) (2012-2013) (SIFL) (2010-2011)
Albany Shockwave (ABA) (2012-2013)
af2) (2005-2009)
Albany State College Golden Rams (SIAC) (1994-1995)
South GA Blues (GBA) (1992-1993)
Albany Sharp Shooters (GBA) (1991-1992)

The Albany James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center (Albany Civic Center for short) is an 10,240-seat multi-purpose Albany, Georgia, United States.


  • History 1
  • Featured events 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


With the opening of the Albany Mall in 1976, most long-established firms closed their stores in downtown Albany. Mayor James H. Gray, Sr. led an effort to revitalize the downtown area by constructing a 10,240-seat civic center. The arena was named in honor of Gray after his sudden death in 1986.[1]

The Albany Civic Center was also designed to be an arena and a convention center; as a result the arena features 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) of exhibit space plus an additional 6,000 square feet (600 m2) of meeting room space. As a rodeo arena it can seat 7,782; for Disney on Ice the arena can seat 6,570; as a basketball arena the center holds 8,436; for Sesame Street Live the arena seats 9,082; and for boxing and wrestling the arena seats 9,013. For concerts the arena seats 5,728 in a half-house configuration, 10,297 end-stage and 10,711 for a center-stage show. Up to 1,932 seats can be accommodated on the arena floor; there are only 905 retractable seats in addition to 7,794 permanent seats.

The arena is a part of the Albany Civic Center Complex, a group of entertainment venues located in downtown Albany that also includes the Albany Municipal Auditorium and the Veterans Park Amphitheater.[2]

Featured events

From 1987 to 1992, the Albany Civic Center hosted The SEC Women's Basketball Tournament.[3] Run-DMC music video for the song, "Mary, Mary", was filmed at the Albany Civic Center in 1988.[4]

The Albany Civic Center hosted the NWA Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl (which aired live September 7, 1988 on TBS),[5][6] the WCW Great American Bash (1992) (which aired live July 12, 1992 on pay-per-view),[7] WCW SuperBrawl IV (which aired live February 20, 1994 on pay-per-view),[8] and two episodes of WCW Monday Nitro (which aired live October 16, 1995 and April 22, 1996 on TNT).[9][10]

The Albany Civic Center is also the former home arena of the af2 indoor football league,[14] the Albany Shockwave of the American Basketball Association,[15] Albany State College Golden Rams basketball (after the Flood of '94) and the Albany Sharp Shooters/South GA Blues of the defunct Global Basketball Association.


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External links

  • Albany Civic Center
  • Official Facebook Page

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