History

Florida State’s Donald L. Tucker Civic Center is the home of the Seminoles men’s and women’s basketball programs. The arena opened in 1981 is the largest in the Florida Panhandle with a capacity of 13,800. The facility cost $33.8 million to build and is named after former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Donald L. Tucker.

Before the 2014-15 season, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center underwent a $10 million renovation. The renovation replaced the arena’s seats, installed a new center court video board, and installed a new arena floor.

In addition to being the home of the Seminoles men’s and women’s’ basketball teams, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center has been the site many other events over the years. The Civic Center was the home of the ECHL’s Tallahassee Tiger Sharks from 1994 to 2001. The arena has also been the site of numerous professional wrestling events including WCW Thunder, WWF SmackDown!, and WWE Live. Additionally, the venue has hosted many concerts over the years featuring acts such as AC/DC, T-Pain, and Elton John.

Historic Events