Matthew Knight Arena
With a capacity for 12,000, Matthew Knight Arena is the largest indoor space in Eugene. Located at the edge of the University of Oregon campus, the arena was built with sports in mind. However, this LEED Gold Certified arena transforms to host a variety of entertainers touring the Pacific Northwest.
The largest indoor arena in Eugene - Springfield; Matthew Knight Arena is well suited for big events, entertainment, concerts, conferences, sports and exhibitions. While it is the primary home to the University of Oregon Duck basketball teams, to date the Matthew Knight Arena has accommodated everything from bull riding to faith rallies to Circque du Soleil to rock concerts. Watch UO men's and women's volleyball and gymnastics here. And of course, basketball! The Matthew Knight Arena features 12,000 seats augmented by over 200 televisions throughout the facility, and a massive Jumbotron-style scoreboard — the largest scoreboard in an NCAA arena. State of the art technology enhances both the athletes', performers' and the audiences' experience. The arena was one of the first LEED Gold certified arenas in the NCAA, contributing to the UO's green initiatives. It was designed to support public transportation and bicycle access, so there is ample bicycle parking and easy shuttle and bus service during events. This massive venue is also architecturally stunning and culturally enhanced with commissioned artworks celebrating pioneer spirit and people power. The facility is home to two regulation-size basketball courts and one regulation-size volleyball practice court. The floor level has spacious on-site athletic training and weight training facilities as well as a nutrition bar. A large flat concourse encircles the arena with 50 concessionaire stations, over 200 toilets and two Duck retail shops. Additionally the building has private club rooms and four loading docks. The Matthew Knight Arena borders the University of Oregon campus and is adjacent to the Ford Alumni Center, another great event space. It is conveniently located near Franklin Blvd hotels, and within walking or rolling distance of diverse local dining. Matthew Knight Arena was built in 2010 to replace the aging McArthur Court at a cost of over $200 million. Born out of a love for Oregon, and supported by two of Oregon's most successful and enthusiastic alumni: Nike's Phil Knight and former Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny. The arena is named for Knight's son who died at age 34; and the custom and distinctive basketball floor was designed as a tribute to the Kilkenny family. Prior to events at Matthew Knight Arena, gather with students at nearby watering holes including Elk Horn Brewery and Track Town Pizza.
At the center of downtown Eugene, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts makes a posh concert venue. Often the more formal venue for opera, concert choir and broadway show; this elegant venue is also host to popular stage shows including rock concerts.
The elegant Hult Center is a premier regional performing arts center, located in the heart of downtown Eugene. Resident companies include the Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Ballet, Ballet Fantastique and Fred Crafts' Radio Redux. Nationally touring headliners, Broadway and dance shows regularly grace the stage. The two beautiful theaters, the Silva Concert Hall can seat 2,500 and the Soreng Theater can seat 500 people. The Studio provides space for receptions, meetings, lectures and presentations. They are the host to world-class performances and conference sessions.
Eugene's only outdoor concert venue! The Cuthbert Amphitheater allows music enthusiasts to enjoy the summer air while listening to their favorite band. This large venue holds 5,000 excited fans and brings in acts from every genre. The Cuthbert Amphitheater also hosts a variety of food carts as well as beer, wine and mixed drinks on-site.
Enjoy summertime outdoor concerts and performing arts in a beautiful park setting dubbed "The Jewel of the Willamette Valley." Listen to rock, jazz, classical, rap and other popular genre performed by nationally touring artists, or watch local productions of Shakespeare, musicals and contemporary plays. The amphitheater is structured for superb sound. Productions are rain or shine with lawn seating, food booths and beer gardens. Select shows have reserved seating. Purchase tickets at the Hult Center Box Office or any TicketsWest outlet.
Large but intimate, The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts is a wonderful concert venue. Recently remodeled, the historic building offers balcony seating as well as the main floor. National headliners often perform.
The Shedd Institute offers concerts, conferences, lectures, classes and other events year-round; including four unique concert series'. The Shedd Community Music School offers classes, private lessons and music education. They also put on the Oregon Festival of American Music every August. This historic building and venue is located in downtown Eugene.
This historic theater, built in 1925, has a different feel than the other concert halls in Eugene. The McDonald Theater stage has arches and pillars that give it that classic look. There is a full bar in a side room and a second bar in the seated balcony over the dance hall. Many of Eugene's larger performances take place here.
The McDonald Theatre has evolved into a performing arts venue, rich in theatrical history with a desire to capture live artistic movements of the times. The theatre has created a platform for artists of all ambitions, repertoires and ages to be displayed.
This venue is well-loved performance destination for visiting bands. One popular feature is the underground bar with flat-screen televisions for watching the show while you are away from the stage. Events at the W.O.W. Hall feel intimate and special because the stage is elevated but not set back from the dance floor.
Wildcraft Cider Works
Wildcraft Cider Works is Eugene's first cidery and newest concert venue. With 13 cider taps and a variety of local beers and wines, there is something to quench any thirst. There is a constant rotation of musicians coming through this spot. Bands play upstairs where music pours over the balcony so it can be enjoyed from anywhere in the building. Catch reggae night every Wednesday. On Sundays, acoustic sets happen on the main level.
Eugene's first cidery uses whole fruit for seasonal small batch ciders naturally fermented without artificial flavorings and added sweeteners. Their flagship ciders are made from locally-sourced apples. They also feature crafts beverages created with pears, blueberries, plums, cherries and elderberries. The taphouse is built with the same sustainable practices in mind, designed in part with downed trees from Mount Pisgah just a few miles away. Private event space available.