About

Grand Canyon University’s 5,000-seat Arena opened Sept. 1, 2011, just 15 months after University officials broke ground on the project. The 135,000-square-foot sports and entertainment venue hosts GCU athletics, University and community events, and national concert tours. Moreover, it serves as the focal point of GCU’s $200 million campus expansion. Notable and exciting features include large windows providing natural light, ceiling beams signed by GCU employees and students, a vault of Bibles buried at center court and an outdoor balcony with views of the Camelback Road campus. Only 42 steps from event level to concourse level ensure that every seat in the house is a good one.


Guest Services

Grand Canyon University Arena Box Office

Located next to the main entrance of the Arena on the north east side of the building

Hours of Operation
  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
  • Lopes card can be used at box office windows only

*Special hours will apply on event days

Advance Ticket Purchases (Charge by Phone, Online & GCU Arena Box Office)

All ticket prices are subject to change at any time, for any event. GCU Arena does not grant refunds or exchanges for previously purchased tickets.

ATM Access

A Bank of America ATM is located inside the GCU Arena lobby next to the Team Shop entrance. All GCU Arena concession stands also accept all major credit cards except American Express and Visa debit cards.


Arena Team Shop

Located next to the Arena Box Office

Hours of Operation:

During the School Year:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Non-event days)
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Summer Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Non-event days)

*Special hours will apply on event days

Online Team Shop

Please visit www.gcuteamshop.com

Arena Facts
  • Seats 5,000
  • Concessions 5 (including three pizza ovens)
  • Restrooms 17
  • Locker Rooms 4
  • Escalators 2
  • Elevators 2
  • Grand Staircases 2
  • Video Boards One 15′ × 35′ High Definition video board
    • Two 10′ × 18″ High Definition video board
    • One 3’4″ × 525′ High Resolution digital ribbon board
    • One 6.5′ × 32′ High Definition lobby video board
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
  • Architects Kansas City-based 360 Architecture
  • Tempe-based Architekton
  • Contractor Perini Building Company
  • Man Hours 255,000
  • Concrete 8,870 yards
  • Bricks 41,000
  • Structural Steel 793 tons
  • Electrical Wiring 75 miles
  • Lighting Fixtures 2,300

About Grand Canyon University

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and is recognized as offering some of the best education programs in the nation. Grand Canyon University offers traditional campus-based and online doctoral, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts and Production and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional. For more information about GCU, visit www.gcu.edu.