I took this photo of Ford Center in November 2011 just weeks before its grand opening. The Ford Center is a multi-use indoor arena in downtown Evansville, Indiana. It opened in November 2011 and has a maximum seating capacity of 11,000. It was built to replace Roberts Municipal Stadium, and is mainly used for basketball, ice hockey, and music concerts. It serves as the home arena for the University of Evansville Purple Aces basketball teams and the Evansville IceMen of the Central Hockey League.
The Ford Center is bounded by Main Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Sixth Street, and Walnut Street. As planned, it will eventually connect to a new convention hotel and the existing convention center. The $127.5 million arena was approved by the Evansville City Council on December 22, 2008.