First National Bank Arena

After three years of construction on the $19 million dollar facility, First National Bank Arena (formerly The Convocation Center) opened for the 1987-88 season. First National Bank Arena is home to the Arkansas State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women's Volleyball, and Men's & Women's Indoor Track and Field teams along with housing most of the athletic offices. First National Bank Arena is a multi-purpose facility hosting a variety of events including A-State athletic contests, A-State and High School commencements, and concerts. In October 2017, First National Bank secured the naming rights to the Convocation Center, giving the arena its present name. 

 For more information on the First National Bank Arena visit: www.astateconvo.com.

First National Bank Arena Facts & Figures

-Official Opening: July 11, 1987

-First Collegiate Event: A-State Red Wolves 70, Indiana State 63 (WBB, Nov. 30, 1987)

-First Men’s Basketball Game: Memphis State 60, A-State 59 (Dec. 5, 1987)

-Capacity: 10,563 for basketball and 11,704 for concerts

-Largest Crowd: 10,892 for women's basketball game  - A-State 98, Arkansas 84 (March 24, 2005 - Women's National Invitational Tournament)

-First Public Event: A-State Commencement ceremonies (May 1987)

Men's Basketball - Top 10 Home Crowds
Crowd
Opponent
Result
Date
10,766 Memphis State L 60-59 12/5/87
10,312 UALR W 76-65 2/14/98
9,873 Lamar W 90-71 2/18/89
9,755 Louisiana Tech L 85-83 2/20/99
9,500 Lamar W 59-57 2/23/91
9,432 Louisiana Tech W 57-52 1/21/89
9,229 LSU W 66-52 12/19/87
9,100 Rice (NIT) W 78-71 3/14/91
9,056 New Orleans L 52-51 3/1/93
8,943 UALR L 87-81 2/15/97
Women's Basketball - Top 10 Home Crowds
Crowd
Opponent
Result
Date
10,892* Arkansas (WNIT) W 98-84 3/24/05
6,149 UALR W 53-41 1/10/02
5,816 Louisiana Tech L 64-53 1/14/95
5,619 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 85-43 12/11/04
4,973 Denver W 70-39 1/19/06
4,781 Texas-Pan American W 79-50 1/25/97
4,327 New Orleans W 110-65 1/23/97
4,312 South Alabama W 76-62 1/27/96
4,208 Southwestern Louisiana W 80-58 1/15/98
4,158 New Orleans W 105-79 1/31/98