CURB EVENT CENTER
The Curb Event Center is the centerpiece of the Belmont Athletics' program. Opened in the fall of 2003 and funded by a $10 million donation from the Curb Family Foundation and well-known music executive Mike Curb, it serves as the home of BU's volleyball and basketball programs.
The Curb Event Center arena has 5,000 permanent seats in an oval configuration, and a permanent maple hardwood floor. It has three full-size basketball courts and eight suites.
In addition to the arena, the center also includes offices for the Athletics Department, locker rooms for the Belmont athletic teams along with visiting teams, athletic training facilities, and weight rooms and other facilities for the athletics program.
Beyond its athletic functions, the Curb Event Center is designed also to host major music and entertainment events - concerts, speakers, road shows, trade shows, and corporate events - and is wired to support live television broadcast from a dedicated TV control room, numerous permanent camera platforms and two state-of-the-art, high definition videoboards.
The Curb Event Center also includes space for student-run retail businesses, and houses the Curb Café, a restaurant and entertainment venue for students and the community, and the Vince Gill Room, a penthouse meeting room offering outdoor rooftop dining.
Since its opening, the Curb Event Center has already hosted several special events; however none more noteworthy than the 2008 Presidential Town Hall Debate and the 2020 Presidential Debate.
The facility hosted the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in 2004 and 2005 as well as the A-Sun Volleyball Championship in 2005 and 2006. It also served as host for a portion of the 2004 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and the Vince Gill Celebrity Basketball Game and Concert.
Moreover, the CEC has been a proud host of the nationally-televised CMT Video Music Awards. In addition, the building has also been site of numerous concerts by acts such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, MercyMe, Wynonna, and Heart, and served as a tour rehearsal venue for Keith Urban and Dolly Parton.
From its clean sightlines and unsurpassed acoustics, the Curb Event Center fosters an atmosphere of excitement, and the Bruins have supplied plenty of excitement since day one.