Freedom Hall Civic Center

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Freedom Hall Civic Center
Location1320 Pactolas Road Johnson City, TN 37604
Coordinates36°19′28″N 82°22′30″W / 36.32444°N 82.37500°W / 36.32444; -82.37500
OwnerJohnson City, Tennessee
CapacityEvents: 8,500
Basketball: 6,149[1]
Construction cost$5 million
East Tennessee State University (2014–present)
Science Hill High School (1974–present)

Freedom Hall Civic Center is a multi-purpose arena in Johnson City, Tennessee.[2]

Starting in 2014, it became the basketball venue for East Tennessee State University.[3]


Former and current entertainment include concerts from Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Poison (band), Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, KISS, Bruce Springsteen, Third Day, For King & Country, Chicago, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd (original band), Metallica, Elvis Presley, Elton John, and Aerosmith. Entertainment from professional wrestling organizations Jim Crockett Promotions, WWE, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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  1. ^ "Basketball". Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "$1 million in repairs planned for Johnson City's Freedom Hall Civic Center". The Kingsport Times-News. Kingsport, Tennessee. April 20, 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  3. ^ "ETSU unveils new Buccaneer logos, Bucs to play at Freedom Hall". Johnson City Press. July 23, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.

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