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Meeting Facilities

Laredo Energy Arena  – 6700 Arena Blvd.  956-791-9192

The Laredo Energy Arena is a first class, state-of the- art facility managed by SMG. This multipurpose facility can host a variety of events, including conventions, trade shows, and civic events. This 178,000 square foot facility features 32,000 square feet of continuous open floor space, seating capacity of 10,000,  14 luxury suites, six meeting rooms and a private club.

Facility at a Glance

Concert End Stage – 9,622 capacity
Concert 3/4 House – 6,780 capacity
Concert 1/2 House – 4,144 capacity
Ice Hockey – 8,065 capacity
Basketball – 8,665 capacity

 Amenities

  • Over 2,000 well-lit parking spaces
  • Two food courts
  • Six spacious meeting rooms
  • Custom made, adjustable scoreboard weighing 10,500 lbs.

Square Footage

The arena floor measures 85′ x 200′ (17,000 square feet) with all the dasher boards inserted, and 126′ x 255′ (32,000 square feet) with all the risers retracted and the dasher boards removed. The Laredo Energy Arena has 27,000 square feet of floor space for a trade show.

Loading dock

The loading dock is located on the West Side of the LEA off Sinatra Parkway. The arena is equipped with three truck docks and one ramp. The docks have a hydraulic lift dock plate.

Meeting Rooms

There are a total of six meeting rooms located on the concourse. Standard square footage of the meeting rooms is 620 square feet. Four can be converted into two large rooms with approximately 1,360 square feet.

Texas A&M International University5201 University Blvd. 956.326.2001

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a member of the Texas A&M University System. It is a primarily, state-assisted institution offering undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and business, with a special focus on developing an international academic agenda for the State of Texas. TAMIU’s 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo is minutes away from the Laredo International Airport, major hotels and shopping venues.

Facility at a Glance

  • Student Center Ballroom – capacity 800
  • Student Center Room #236 – capacity 186
  • Student Center Rooms #120 & #230 – capacity 40 each
  • Western Hemispheric Trade Center 116 – capacity 115
  • Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103 – capacity 45
  • Western Hemispheric Trade Center 125 & 126 – capacity 25 each
  • Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall –  capacity 819

Student Center

Student Center houses a ballroom, theater and four (4) meeting rooms. The ballroom can be configured to hold banquets from 100 to 450 capacity, and lectures from 300 to 800 capacity. The theater can hold a maximum capacity of 186, while the conference rooms and meeting rooms can hold 20 and 40 each respectively.

Western Hemispheric Trade Center

The University’s Western Hemispheric Trade Center is frequently home to national and international conferences. The  the two auditoriums can hold 115 and 45 respectively and the conference room can hold 25 capacity.

Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

Includes the Recital Hall, gallery, black box theater and auditorium. The maximum capacity of the recital hall is 819.

Laredo Community College – Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center – West End Washington St.– 956.721.5330

LCC is the site of historic Fort McIntosh and houses the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center, a building filled with many innovative features. The auditorium has been used for student recitals, music and dance concerts, lecture presentations and other special events.

Facility at a Glance
Fine Arts Center – capacity 752

Laredo Center for the Arts500 San Agustin Ave.  – 956.725.1715

The Laredo Center for the Arts hosts a variety of artistic and cultural events, including international art exhibitions, dance performances, art history lectures, musical performances, and art education classes for adults and children.

The Center manages three galleries: the Goodman Gallery, the Lilia G. Martinez Gallery and the Community Gallery which is dedicated to showing the work of local student artists. It also features a second level lecture hall.

Facility at a Glance
Laredo Center for the Arts – capacity 200

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