VENUES, CONFERENCES & MORE
The Don Haskins Center, home of the UTEP men’s and women’s basketball teams, is named after the legendary coach who guided the men’s team to the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship in 1966. The arena features 12,000 permanent seats and 7,000 to 9,000 end-stage seats. It has hosted such world-renowned talent as Khalid, Shawn Mendes, TobyMac, Romeo Santos, Luis Miguel, J Balvin, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cirque du Soleil, Journey, World Wrestling Entertainment, Gabriel Iglesias, Elton John and many more. Serving El Paso as the city’s largest indoor venue, the Don Haskins Center also is used for UTEP Commencement ceremonies, as well as graduation ceremonies for El Paso Community College and area high schools.
Sun Bowl Stadium is home to the UTEP football team and the annual Hyundai Sun Bowl, one of the oldest post-season NCAA holiday season bowl games. The stadium boasts a capacity of almost 52,000 and has served such acts as The Rolling Stones, One Direction, HBO Boxing, U2, Pink Floyd, Ricky Martin, Guns N’ Roses and many more. Other events at the Sun Bowl have included monster truck shows and exhibition matches between teams from Mexico’s top soccer league.
Magoffin Auditorium is the largest lecture hall on campus, doubling as a concert venue for smaller events such as plays, musicals and comedy performances. Featuring superior acoustics and one-level seating with excellent views, the 1,166 permanent-seat auditorium also plays host to major UTEP events including college pre-commencement ceremonies.
University Relations plans and manages University conferences and events, including convocations and commencements, and is the place to go for assistance in booking public use facilities such as the Union Building and the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. For more information, call 915-747 8244 or visit www.utep.edu/university-relations.
The Office of Special Events books events in the Don Haskins Center, Sun Bowl Stadium, Magoffin Auditorium, Memorial Gym and Holliday Hall. For more information, call 915-747-5481, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit utepspecialevents.com/venues.