Arena Technical Specifications
There is no loading dock so truck ramps are required. From the ground level load-in entrance of the building, equipment must be brought down an interior ramp / tunnel that drops 16 vertical feet down to the venue floor level. We recommend that traveling shows consider boosting their stagehand requirements to accommodate this ramp as it measures 76' long x 13' feet wide. A forklift is necessary. The Adams Center can provide a forklift and operator.
Backstage are two locker rooms that are equipped with bathroom facilities. There is an additional 2,100 square foot green room for equipment storage, production office or additional dressing rooms.
Adams Center currently has a 60 by 80 feet rigging grid with 60 feet over the working stage area. The grid consists of 8 and 10 inch square tubing at 10-foot intervals forming 10-foot squares. (The grid is attached to wooden arches that support the roof by steel rods. The rods are attached to brackets lagged into wooden arches.)
Additional Sound: An EV/QSC based house sound system has 7 speakers flying below the level of the steel. The vertical height of a wire rope basket, shackles and chain motor housing will clear both the trusses and speakers. The house speakers are available for tie into for upper seat coverage. (Information on the house system is available upon request.)
Prior arrangements are needed for the use of theatrical foggers. (The Adams Center fire alarm system has beam detectors. Alternate arrangements can be to shut down the detectors for a production.)
Road cases and equipment can be stored:
Adams Event Center
32 Campus Drive
Adams Center 103
Missoula, MT 59812