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Great Southern Bank Arena - Center Stage 2 Seating Map

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Great Southern Bank Arena - Endstage 2 Seating Map

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Great Southern Bank Arena - Generic Floor Seating Map

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About Great Southern Bank Arena

Located in Springfield, Missouri, Great Southern Bank Arena is an arena that first opened its doors in 2008. Currently, it’s under the ownership of Missouri State University.


Great Southern Bank Arena Seating

The venue has a total capacity of 10,542, although this number can fluctuate based on the event and seating arrangement. Also known as The Q, Great Southern Bank Arena is an enclosed venue.

Before the venue was named Great Southern Bank Arena, it was also known as JQH Arena.


Teams and Events at Great Southern Bank Arena

Great Southern Bank Arena is the home to the Missouri State Bears basketball teams (NCAA) and the Missouri Thunder (PBR). The venue serves as the stage for basketball, concert, children / family, comedy and rodeo events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into Great Southern Bank Arena

Want to ensure a smooth entry to Great Southern Bank Arena? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at Great Southern Bank Arena

Security at Great Southern Bank Arena is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that Great Southern Bank Arena has a strict bag policy.


Great Southern Bank Arena Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

All bags will undergo search procedures, and only bags measuring 6.5" x 4.5" or smaller will be permitted. The bags do not necessarily have to be clear.

    Check out the prohibited items on the list below:
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Cans
  • Bottles
  • Coolers
  • Thermoses
  • Backpacks
  • Large bags (gym, duffel, and tote)
  • Luggage
  • Strollers
  • Laser pointers
  • Flags
  • Noisemakers
  • Weapons
  • Balloons
  • Gifts
  • Flowers
  • Beach balls


What to Bring to Great Southern Bank Arena

When you come to an event at Great Southern Bank Arena, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is Great Southern Bank Arena ADA Accessible?

Great Southern Bank Arena is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and the venue is also ADA compliant. Typically, Great Southern Bank Arena has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


Great Southern Bank Arena Experience

Your experience at Great Southern Bank Arena extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at Great Southern Bank Arena

Plenty of concessions are available at Great Southern Bank Arena. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, wine and liquor.


Payment Methods Accepted at Great Southern Bank Arena

Great Southern Bank Arena primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although Great Southern Bank Arena accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Can I Smoke at Great Southern Bank Arena?

Yes, Great Southern Bank Arena has designated smoking areas located throughout the venue. In these areas, cigarettes, vapes, and e-cigarettes are permitted. However, it should be noted that smoking in the seating area is generally not permitted.


How to Get to Great Southern Bank Arena

Great Southern Bank Arena is located at 685 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, Missouri, 65807. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


How Early Should I Get to Great Southern Bank Arena?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.


Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At Great Southern Bank Arena, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at the south side of Great Southern Bank Arena located on Bear Boulevard. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.


Closest Bus Stop to Great Southern Bank Arena

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Cherry & Hammons Pkwy (SW).

Great Southern Bank Arena is an amazing indoor arena located in Springfield, Missouri. It offers spacious seating, a state-of-the-art stage and sound system, and a variety of entertainment options, making it a great place to visit for locals and tourists alike. Formerly known as JQH Arena, it opened its doors in 2008 and since then it has served as the home court of the Missouri State Bears men's and women's basketball teams. It has also hosted some of music’s biggest stars over the years such as Taylor Swift, Michael Bolton, and The Beach Boys. Additionally, it offers state-of-the-art facilities for sports tournaments and other competitions. Springfield, Missouri is a great place to visit. Located in southwestern Missouri, it is the county seat of Greene County and the third largest city in the state. It has diverse heritage and stunning architecture, such as National Register Historic Districts like McDaniel Street, Downtown Springfield and Commercial Street. Take a stroll around town and explore its wonderful landmarks like Pythian Castle or take a hike down one of its many scenic trails along nature parks like Lake Springfield Park and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Park. Check out some fun local eateries including Farmers Gastropub or Avairy Cafe & Creperie for some delicious cuisine. After your meal, you can watch a performance at Jordan Valley Park Community Pavilion or something more upscale at The State Room Nightclub & Performing Arts Theater. JQH Arena is an ultramodern entertainment venue with impressive seating capacity and top-of-the-line amenities. The perfect place for basketball games, live concerts, and special events, it is a must-see in Springfield!

FAQs about Great Southern Bank Arena

What time do doors open at Great Southern Bank Arena?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at the Great Southern Bank Arena. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.


Are VIP Packages or Accessible Seating offered at Great Southern Bank Arena?

Great Southern Bank Arena VIP seating packages and accessible seating section locations may vary per event. Please click the seating chart below or contact our customer service department to discuss options for accessible seating or VIP package purchases.


Who plays at the Great Southern Bank Arena?

The Missouri State Bears are the home team at the Great Southern Bank Arena.

Facts about Great Southern Bank Arena

Capacity:

11,000


Opened:

November 13, 2008


Past Names:

JQH Arena

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
Nate Bargatze Jun 28, 2024 From $96 429
Jordan Davis Aug 8, 2024 From $65 1,285
Barry Manilow Aug 24, 2024 From $48 798
PBR Thunder Days Aug 30, 2024 From $81 80
PBR Thunder Days Aug 31, 2024 From $83 76
PBR Thunder Days Sep 1, 2024 From $83 87
Parker McCollum Sep 28, 2024 From $55 703