June 15, 2024

Mitchell Center in the Campus of University South Alabama


Mitchell Center is a multi-purpose stadium on the university campus of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. The Mitchell Center’s capacity is 10,041 people. It opened in 1998 and serves as the home stadium for the University of South Alabama Jaguars basketball players. The Mitchell Cancer Institute and the Mitchell College of Business both are called after the Mitchell family. However, it is the local property entrepreneurs who donate over US$35 million to different University projects. About $1 million was invested in the development of the Mitchell Center.

The arena has a capacity of 3,500 seats and arrangements for theater performances. The 7,355 seats for front-of-arena performances. The Center also has 8,777 seats for circus and motor racing. Although, the arena has 10,800 seats for full-arena live performances.

The arena has a total floor size of 18,080 square feet. The 6,918 square feet area of conference rooms. The further 4,230 square feet in the Globe section, which houses the Water-man Globe. Multiple big screens are located on the arena’s 8 central scoreboards. There are 16 ticket booths in the Mitchell Center. The center has a 14,000-watt speaker system. The Center also has a movable stage, 4 changing rooms, two team change rooms, a fitness room, a production company, and on-site food. From floor to ceiling, the arena extends 63’8″. Within a 10 walk of the arena, there is parking for 4,450 cars.

The Center sponsored the Sun Belt Conference basketball championship for men in 2001 and 2008. On October 23, 2008, the Mitchell Center present its debut NBA basketball matches between the New Orleans Hornets and the Miami Heat. The Mobile Bay Tarpons of the Southern Indoor Football League called the Mitchell Center home in the spring of 2011.

Inner View of Mitchell Center
Inner View of Mitchell Center

Waterman globe at Mitchell Center

The Waterman Globe was a component of a complete presentation of the painting swastikas. Until it breaks into 300 pieces of garbage. Former United States President Frederick P. Whiddon rescue the globe and kept it in storage for further than 20 years, attempting to restore it. In 1996, USA engineering expert Lanny McCormick finished the laborious task of reassembling the globe. At the globe’s new home in the Mitchell Center, local artist Joe Wilson labored as a modern-day Michelangelo, lying on his back to repair the paint.

The old railing surrounding the Waterman globe has been replaced with modern vertical brass safety bars. The steel foundation of global re-purpose from a decommissioned soccer goal on a university campus in the United States. The globe made its second appearance in Mobile.


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