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The McKenzie Arena

Chattanooga's Home for Quality Entertainment and UTC Sports
Since 1982

Obie Webster

Obie Webster: Executive Director of The Arena

Now in its 37th season, the UTC McKenzie Arena has hosted a wide variety of events - appearances of the Longhorn Championship Rodeo, Disney On Ice, WWE professional wrestling, Thunder National's Monster Trucks, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (1993-97, 1999-2000). Our concert performers bring a diversity of their own, including six time Grammy Awards winner Elton John, ten time Grammy Awards winner Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, T.I., Maroon5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CeeLo Green, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Shania Twain, The Allman Brothers, Luther Vandross, Cher, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire, Chicago, Jimmy Buffett, Diana Ross, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Lionel Richie, Itzhak Perlman, Tina Turner, Lecrae, and hundreds more! The Arena is also home to the Chattanooga Mocs Men & Women Basketball teams, in which the men are working toward a return visit to the NCAA Sweet 16.

Located on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the 12,000 seat multi-purpose facility is conveniently located at the junction of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. With the bustling cities of Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Nashville and Knoxville all less than 2.5 hours away, the Arena is within easy reach of 10 million plus people! If you're visiting from out of town, the Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can be a great help. An internet ticketing system and box office at the Arena make purchasing tickets to events easy and convenient, or you can always call 423-266-6627 to order tickets by phone. Just minutes away from three main interstate highways (I-24, I-59, and I-75) also makes getting to the UTC McKenzie Arena easy. There's plenty of convenient parking around the Arena and once inside the main concourse has two ATM machines, six permanent concession stands, and five portable concession stands to satisfy your appetite. You may have a few questions so we put some answers to the most common questions in our FAQ page. If you still have questions, check with our friendly staff who go out of their way to get you the answers you need. Thanks for visiting us online, and we hope to see you soon!

Arena Staff Contacts


Executive Director
 of The Arena: Obie Webster - 423-425-4721
Technical Director: Kyle Askew - 423-425-4746
Operations Coordinator: Arland Jenkins 423-425-4648
Event Coordinator/Accounting:  Sandra Farris - 423-425-4030
Box Office Supervisor: 423-425-5873