Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center is a convention center located in Lubbock, Texas. It was built in 1977 and dedicated to the memory of local residents who died in the Lubbock tornado of 1970 that struck the site of the center.

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Address1501 Mac Davis Lane,
Lubbock, TX, 79401
Parking1,500 on-site spaces
OwnerCity of Lubbock
TypeConvention Center
Seating typeFree standing, bleachers and permanent
Acreage6.9 acres
Construction cost$7,800,000 (1970 proposed budget)
ArchitectThe Architects Group
General contractorPage and Wirtz Construction Co

Concluding in November 2015, the building underwent extensive renovation work, covering bathrooms, meeting rooms, pedestrian mall areas, lighting, external courtyard and new seating in the building's theater.[1]



Building facilities include:

  • A 40,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) exhibit hall which also doubles as a 2,995-seat indoor arena and can be used for sporting events, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and concerts (maximum capacity 4,914). Attached to the exhibit hall is an 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) balcony with retractable seating. Its ceiling height is 30 feet from floor to rafters, 45 feet from floor to roof.
  • A 14,104-square-foot (1,310 m2) banquet hall, used for banquets and smaller meetings, seating up to 1400 persons.
  • A 1,395-seat theater used for concerts, stage shows and other events. It features two concession stands, two box offices, and four dressing rooms, among amenities.
  • A 28,000-square-foot (2,600 m2) pedestrian mall marking the main lobby for the complex, and an outdoor plaza.
  • A mezzanine room with a 100-foot glass wall.
  • Twelve meeting rooms and a terrace suite.
  • Ticketing business, Select-a-Seat is located in the facility, and provides ticketing to events in the building and other venues throughout West Texas.[2]

The annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, co-sponsored by the American Cowboy Culture Association, is hosted each year at the Lubbock Civic Center from Thursday through Sunday after Labor Day.[3]


  1. ^ Poole, Stevie. "Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  2. ^ "City of Lubbock - Departments | Civic Center". Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  3. ^ "National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)". Archived from the original on August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.

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