Top 7 Experiences at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville’s Sport Complex is state of the art with some of the best and most modern venues in the state of Florida, one of those sporting gems is the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Arena is a 15,000 seat multi-purpose arena that can accommodate up to 15,000 and is home to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame. The facility hosts a variety of major concerts throughout the year, along with hosting sporting big events such as the AFL Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville Giants, and the Jacksonville Icemen.
Here are some unique facts about this cool venue:
In 2017, the Arena had a record-breaking year holding over 110 events for more than 572,000 patrons.
The Arena sells 50 different seasonal craft beers.
In 2017 the Arena sold 20,940 hot dogs, 20,159 pretzels, and 7,258 burgers!
The Arena has been transformed into a tennis court, an ice rink, a circus tent, a basketball court, a monster truck dirt pit, and an indoor football field to name a few.
The Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Main Entrance lobby, serves as home to three testaments of Jacksonville’s rich athletic history. Over 1,000 square feet of display space tell the story of the annual Florida – Georgia Classic, The TaxSlayer Bowl and the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame. Various memorabilia from past games, historic ballparks, champion athletes, and local sports contributors is featured.
Artists Jaume Plensa of Barcelona, Spain brought his large-scale outdoor work entitled “Talking Continents” to the Arena. The installation is comprised of six 6’ fiberglass figures. Each figure is lit up and kneeling on a platform. The unique figures are positioned at key points around the Arena within sight of each other. The artist says that “the seated figures are talking in colors. Their silent conversation is directed to us as a universal language of rhythms and colors and serve as a way to invite people to enjoy the area.”
The TIAA Bank Arena Club has three sections of phenomenal unobstructed views and upgraded cushioned seats. Club patrons have access to the pre-sale requests for event tickets and advanced parking, as well as a private bar, private restrooms, and upscale food/beverage offerings.