Building Info

Facility at a Glance

Concert End Stage: 9622 capacity

Concert 3/4 House: 6780 capacity

Concert 1/2 House: 4144 capacity

Ice Hockey: 8065 capacity

Arena Football: 8067 capacity

Basketball: 8665 capacity



Over 2,000 well-lit parking spaces

Eight concession areas

TV monitors in concession areas

Two Lounges

Six box office windows

Six spacious meeting rooms

Custom made, adjustable scoreboard weighing 10,500 lbs.

Ice Rink -- 200 ft. x 85 ft.

Did You Know . . . ?

The square footage of the building is equal to 88 two-thousand square foot houses.

It would take 3,192 hot dogs (end to end) to encircle the perimeter of the building.

You can hang 48 (4,000 pound) pickup trucks from the roof at the same time.

The large roof trusses span 280 feet (560 hot dogs).

The building houses more than 1,000 tons of steel.

If you sat each block end to end, they would stretch nearly 35 miles.

Thirteen miles of piping lie under the ice slab.

The facility was constructed in 16 months


General Information


Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the Sames Auto Arena. There are designated smoking areas outside the building.

Cameras: Restrictions on the use of still and video cameras vary by event. Some events permit still cameras without the flash, but not recording devices. Concerts typically do not permit any cameras or recording devices (audio or video). Guests                         should contact a Sames Auto Arena representative at 956.791.9192 to find out the policy prior to the event.

Prohibited Items: Guests are not allowed to bring certain items into the Sames Auto Arena including; bottles or cans, food or beverages, weapons or firearms, coolers or containers, fireworks, illegal substances and laser pointers, etc.



First Aid

First Aid is located across from Section 109, adjacent to Gate B. Certified medical professionals are available at this location to assist guests with medical needs. Guests in need of emergency first aid should contact the nearest Sames Auto Arena employee for medical assistance.


Emergency Services

The Sames Auto Arena personnel have been trained to assist in emergency situations. Audible alarms are located throughout the facility for use in the event of an emergency.




There are 8 concessions stands in the facility designed with our guests in mind. Accessible countertops and bar counters are at a height that is comfortable for everyone.




There are accessible restrooms on every level of the Sames Auto Arena. Men’s, Women’s and Family restrooms are located in the corners of the Main Concourse.



Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

ATM is located on the Main Concourse adjacent to Gates B.



Public Telephone

The Sames Auto Arena provides public telephones free of charge to our patrons. Phones are located at the Guest Services table and are accessible to all guests.



Drinking Fountains

Accessible water fountains are located throughout the building.



Getting Around

Entrances and Exits: The Sames Auto Arena has five main entrances and exits.

Elevators: There are two passenger elevators available to transport guests of the Sames Auto Arena. These elevators are located on the Main Concourse across from Section 109 and adjacent to Gate B.

Stairways: There are three stairwells located throughout the facility. Two of those stairwells, located on the northwest and southwest side of the building, are for emergency exit use only and lead directly to the outside of the facility. The one stairwell                     located adjacent to the Administrative Offices and Gate C and across from Section 113 is for patron transport from the Club/Suite Level to the Main Concourse and vice versa.