Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX

Austin, Texas, isn’t just the home of the University of Texas Longhorns—it’s rightfully earned a reputation as one of the live music capitals of the world. The Frank Erwin Center has been catering to sports and music fans since opening in 1977 with a basketball game between Texas and the University of Oklahoma. Bandleader Lawrence Welk performed less than four months later, marking the venue’s first concert. Since then, the arena has welcomed more than 25 million visitors.

Many enhancements have been made to the facility over the years with the largest—a $55 million renovation and expansion—taking place between 2001 and 2003. This included the addition of 28 suites, new scoreboard and video signs, and upgrades to the concession areas and restrooms.

Longhorn basketball draws fans from around the country to Frank Erwin Center each year, and major musical acts like Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney and Prince have graced its stage. The venue has also hosted American Idol auditions, ESPN GameDay and a lecture by the Dalai Lama.

Conveniently located off Interstate 35, Frank Erwin Center is within walking distance of downtown Austin and the state capitol. Hotels are plentiful in the area, with a few located only a short distance from the venue. Those seeking a bite either before or after an event will find that the city has a vibrant culinary scene. Zilker Park, South Congress Street and Lady Bird Park offer visitors a glimpse into the city’s unique personality.
Fri
Jan 31, 2020
6:00 PM
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball vs. Baylor Bears
Austin, TX
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
1:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Austin, TX
Sat
Feb 8, 2020
3:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Austin, TX
Mon
Feb 10, 2020
8:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears
Austin, TX
Wed
Feb 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Austin, TX
Mon
Feb 17, 2020
7:30 PM
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Austin, TX
Wed
Feb 19, 2020
7:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Austin, TX
Sat
Feb 22, 2020
12:00 PM
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Austin, TX
Mon
Feb 24, 2020
6:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Austin, TX
Thu
Feb 27, 2020
7:00 PM
The Harlem Globetrotters
Austin, TX
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
7:00 PM
The Harlem Globetrotters
Austin, TX
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
7:00 PM
Texas Longhorns Woimen's Basketball vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Austin, TX
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
8:00 PM
Gabriel Iglesias
Austin, TX
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
3:00 PM
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Austin, TX
Sun
Mar 8, 2020
11:30 AM
Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball vs. Oklahoma State Cowgirls
Austin, TX
Tue
Mar 10, 2020
8:00 PM
Post Malone
Austin, TX
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Chris Stapleton
Austin, TX
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Sturgill Simpson & Tyler Childers
Austin, TX
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
8:00 PM
Michael Buble
Austin, TX
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Monster Jam
Austin, TX
Sun
Apr 19, 2020
2:00 PM
Monster Jam
Austin, TX
Fri
Jul 17, 2020
7:30 PM
Lauren Daigle & Johnnyswim
Austin, TX
Thu
Jul 23, 2020
8:00 PM
Tame Impala
Austin, TX
Sun
Aug 2, 2020
5:00 PM
Impractical Jokers Live
Austin, TX
Fri
Sep 18, 2020
7:00 PM
The Lumineers
Austin, TX
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1701 Red River St, Austin, TX
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
16,737
Past Names/Nicknames:
None
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1977