Alabama A&M University Event Center

Huntsville, Ala.
Construction Cost: $50 million
Area / Square Feet: 109,108
Occupancy Date: November 2022

The new Event Center for Alabama A&M University represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the past, inspire the future, and serve today’s students, athletes and a community that demands the flexibility of a contemporary, multi-use event and athletic facility.

The facility connects the built and natural surroundings by incorporating traditional brick and stone masonry and Tuscan columns, and creating views of the campus and landscape. To enter the Event Center, visitors are presented with a choice. To the left is a monumental external stone staircase connecting an entry on the concourse level. Comfortable landings with seating and lighting allow for pre- and post-event gatherings that take advantage of the elevated views. To the right is a celebration of Georgian architecture and scale. Impressive Tuscan columns frame the entry into the main lobby, where visitors are able to access the event floor or circulate up to the elevated concourse. This entry sequence also provides a backdrop for photos that capture the past, present and future of a student and university.

Once inside the building, tall ceilings and ample gathering space define the main lobby. Both of these characteristics are seen throughout the building. Classrooms and a lounge area with an illustrated timeline of the university’s history are found just past the main open stair. This space is used by students and athletes alike, allowing for energy and activity on non-event days.


Nola | VanPeursem Architects

Huntsville, Ala.


Moody Nolan

Columbus, Ohio


Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment

Hammer Strength, HD Elite, Life Fitness, Precor
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center
Rubber Flooring Systems, Inc.
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment
Hammer Strength
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating
Camatic Seating
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding Chairs
Spec Seats
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards


Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball
Connor Sports
Laundry - Dryers
Laundry - Washers
Locker/Shower - Flooring
Locker/Shower - Lockers
Longhorn Locker Company, LLC
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions
General Partitions
Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks
Grimm Scientific
Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment Tables
Proteam by Hausmann