Downtown Clarksville is getting closer to debuting its brand new $102.5 Million multi-purpose event center. The project’s general contractor – Skanska, is coming down the final stretch of completing this 254,000 square-foot facility that will be operated by SS&E. Situated in the heart of Downtown Clarksville and a short walk to Austin Peay State University, the arena will have the capacity to hold approximately 4,500 to 5,500 visitors for concerts and basketball games. The new multi-purpose arena is located at 101 Main Street.
“Skanska is proud to deliver a transformative flagship arena for the City of Clarksville that will create exciting moments and memories within for decades to come. F&M Bank arena is also a catalyst for additional growth and opportunity for the surrounding area, including Riverview Square, a 4-acre mixed-use destination across the street that recently broke ground. We’re happy to continue our partnership with the county and play a part in the growth of Clarksville.”
— Chris Hopper, Executive Vice President, General Manager
The new multipurpose event center will accommodate a sports and entertainment complex, practice facilities and meeting rooms. It will be a highly flexible space that will include a 5,500-seat arena that will host Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball, concerts, events, etc. In addition to the main arena, the event center will have a secondary sheet of ice as Ford Ice Center Clarksville for various skating activities, as well as practice spaces, locker rooms, offices, box suites, retail and multipurpose zones. Here’s the quick rundown:
F&M Bank Arena
|Client||Montgomery County Government|
|Architects||Rufus Johnson Associates|
Convergence Design LLC
|Landscape||Hawkins Partners, Inc.|
|Civil||DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc.|
F&M Bank Arena’s primary tenant will be Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, as the university is located across the street from the venue. The main arena is a flexible space and will feature an ice surface, enabling the arena to host on-ice events or competitions. Key leadership on the project from Skanska includes Brian Schrems, Senior Project Manager, and John Yunker, Senior superintendent. Here’s a look at current Construction progress of the F&M bank Arena.
The main concourse has access from the street level and features a mix of concession areas, restrooms and access to the upper and lower bowls.
Upper & Lower Bowls
The lower bowl is made up of primarily retractable seats which allows for various uses. The upper bowl seats are fixed and both have access from the the main concourse.
The suite level offers great views and an enhanced customer experience. There is a mix of box suites in addition to the Governor’s Suite which can host large groups.
Suite Level Entrance
Ford Ice Center
Community focused ice skating center.
Mens & Womens Locker Rooms
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