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Beaumont Civic Center
Civic Center entrance from plaza
Location 701 Main Street, Beaumont, TX
Coordinates 30°4′57″N 94°5′42″W / 30.08250°N 94.09500°W / 30.08250; -94.09500
Parking 850 onsite
Owner City of Beaumont, Texas
Operator City of Beaumont, Texas
Capacity 4,500; 1,000 for banquets
Lamar Cardinals (NCAA) (1980–1984)

The Beaumont Civic Center, in downtown Beaumont, Texas, is a 4,500-seat arena where concerts, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions are held. Banquet maximum capacity is 1,000. It has 29,300 square feet (2,720 m2) of ground-level exhibit space and 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) space on the second level for a combined space of 41,300 square feet (3,840 m2). The building includes four dressing rooms with showers. 850 parking spots are onsite. The venue is part of the Beaumont Civic Center Complex. This complex includes the Civic Center, Julie Rogers Theater and the Jefferson Theatre.

The Civic Center is the temporary home of the Beaumont Children's Museum.

Previous History

Home Court for Lamar Cardinals Basketball Team - 1980-1984

The Beaumont Civic Center was the home court for the Lamar Cardinals basketball men's team for four seasons from 1980-1984. The Cardinals record at the Civic Center was 40-2.

Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament - 1981, 1983, 1984

The Southland Conference men's basketball tournament was held at the Beaumont Civic Center in 1981, 1983, and 1984.

The Streak - End of the 80 Game Home Court Winning Streak

The Lamar Cardinals men's basketball team's eighty (80) game home court winning streak started at McDonald Gym on February 18, 1978. Before the Cardinals moved to their new home at the Beaumont Civic Center, McDonald Gym saw the first thirty-seven (37) straight home wins of the streak. The remaining forty-three (43) straight home court wins of the streak were at the Beaumont Civic Center. When the streak ended on March 10, 1984, the Cardinals were owners of seventh (7th) longest home court winning streak in NCAA history.

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