Propst Arena

The Propst Arena is a multi-purpose facility, equipped to accommodate major concerts, trade and consumer shows, family shows and circuses, as well as a full range of indoor sporting events, including basketball, ice hockey, football and rodeos. The Arena floor measures 110’ x 212’ and has a 400 pound per square foot load capacity. The Propst Arena also features two high definition LED video boards measuring 22’ by 12’ each along with two LED fascia boards measuring 4’ by 99’, concourse monitors and pan, tilt and zoom cameras. The state-of-the-art digital sound system is a delayed distributed array plus hub subs and distribution to concourse, lobby, bar, dressing and green rooms.

The VBC has an in-house Exhibitor Services Department for all exhibitor needs and an exclusive
in-house Catering Department for food and beverage functions.

Arena Seating


Arena Lobby


Festival End Stage Hockey Basketball Floor SQ FT BOOTHS 10′ x 8′ UTILITIES
Arena’ 9,000 6,580 6,000 6,788 21,624 144 100 Volt
208 Volt
408 Volt
*Special risers or staging needs may alter capacities


Rental Info

Rental rates include lighting, heating and/or air conditioning and water as installed. All labor, supplies and equipment are considered additional expenses and will be charged at rates as outlined in the EQUIPMENT, SERVICES & STAFFING, and AUDIOVISUAL sheets.

Move-in / Move-out dates are calculated at sixty percent (60%) of the normal daily rental rates.

Insurance required for events in the Arena cannot be obtained by the VBC and it is therefore the sole responsibility of the Lessee to procure sufficient insurance.

Doors Open none-hour to one-hour-thirty minutes prior to performance

Commercial Rental

$4,500 or 12% of gross ticket receipts after taxes, whichever is greater. $8,500 flat rate for events generating revenue beyond the control of the VBC. $6,000 flat rate for events with no traditional revenue generated.

Non-Commercial Rental

$4,000 or 10% of gross ticket receipts after taxes, whichever is greater. $6,000 flat rate for events generating revenue beyond the control of the VBC. $4,500 flat rate for events with no traditional revenue generated. Non-Commercial Rental applies to qualified religious, charitable or educational organizations where no admission is charged, no fee is taken, no collection is made or no revenue is derived. Local non-profit organizations that charge admission, take fees, collections or derive revenue may qualify for the non-commercial rental.

Technical Specifications

Floor Size:
85′ x 212′ (width can be expanded to 110′ by some deletion of side seating risers)
Concrete floor with unlimited load

Dressing Rooms:
Eight rooms within 50′-100′ from stage; ranging from 120 sq. ft. to 360 sq. ft.
Equipped with showers, mirrors and make-up lights

Stage Information:
Portable Staging: Stage Right sections 4′ x 8′; Minimum height: 52″, Maximum height: 78″; House has barricade, Nomad

Load-in Information:
No dock, ground level; 18′ wide x 18′ high load-in door; two trucks at a time for loading or unloading, can be backed to stage; sufficient truck and bus parking lot as needed.

• Ceiling is open steel truss, asymmetrical spoke configuration
• Height from floor to bottom of ceiling beam is 61’9″

1000 amp 3 phase service (600 amp disconnect, two 200 amp disconnects, two 60 amp disconnects for shore lines), location 30′ from end stage upstage right. On separate transformer, 600 amp service (400 amp disconnect, one 200 amp disconnect), location 30′ from end stage left.

Operations and Production Equipment:
• Eight Lycian 1290 XLT 2k 100′ to 450′ throw.
• Two Caterpillar forklifts, weight capacities 3,000 lbs. and 5,000 lbs.; height limits 16′ and 20′ one set of extensions
• Clearcom two channel headsets to backstage, house lights and spots
• House lights on switch rather than dimmer
• House barricade, Nomad
• Cable matting
• 16′ A-Frame ladder

Building Staff:

In-house Event Coordination: Brian Boggs
In-house Merchandise and Concessions: Kevin Glouner
In-house Production: Lynn Broad
In-house Box Office Services: Jessica Jackson

All contacts may be reached by calling 256-533-1953.

When the Von Braun Center Box Office does not control all ticket sales for the Lessee in order that accurate rent can be calculated or when there is no admission charge, a flat rate will apply. Flat rate rental schedules are available through the Executive Director’s office.

The Propst Arena is proud to host Huntsville Havoc SPHL Hockey and UAH Chargers Hockey.

700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
voice 256.533.1953
fax 256.551.2203