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The Old National Events Plaza
Location Evansville, Indiana
Owner City of Evansville
Capacity 2,500 (auditorium)
4,000 (convention center)

The Old National Events Plaza (formerly The Centre) is a 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) convention center and auditorium in Evansville, Indiana that consists of a 2,500-seat auditorium, a 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) exhibit hall, 14,000-square-foot (1,300 m2) ballroom, and 12 flexible 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) meeting rooms.

The facility hosts small and medium-sized conventions ranging from 20 to 4,000 people. The auditorium is also frequently the site a variety of concerts and special events. Formerly known as Vanderburgh Auditorium, the building underwent a major renovation and expansion in the mid-1990s and renamed the Centre. The architects involved with the project included HOK Venue and Veazey Parrot & Shoulders.

It is co-managed with the Ford Center, Mesker Amphitheatre, and Victory Theatre.


Coordinates: 37°58′21″N 87°33′56″W / 37.9725°N 87.5656°W / 37.9725; -87.5656

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