Curb Event Center

Coordinates: 36°7′56″N 86°47′40″W / 36.13222°N 86.79444°W / 36.13222; -86.79444
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Curb Event Center
Location2002 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
Coordinates36°7′56″N 86°47′40″W / 36.13222°N 86.79444°W / 36.13222; -86.79444
OwnerBelmont University
OperatorBelmont University
Broke groundAugust 18, 2001
OpenedSeptember 8, 2003
Construction cost$47.4 million
($75.4 million in 2022 dollars[1])
ArchitectEarl Swensson Associates
Cannon Design
Structural engineerKSi Structural Engineers
Services engineerLittljohn Engineering Associates
General contractorHardaway Construction Corp.
Belmont Bruins (2003-present)

The Curb Event Center is a multipurpose arena on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Named in honor of its prime donor, music executive and former lieutenant governor of California Mike Curb, the arena was completed in 2003, replacing the former Striplin Gym.[2] It is the home venue of Belmont's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams and hosted the 2004 and 2005 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournaments. In June 2004 it hosted some of the junior and preliminary events of the U.S.Gymnastics Championships. It seats 5,085 people for sporting events and hundreds more for events such as concerts and graduations where much of the floor is available for seating. It also hosts the graduation of the seniors of several local schools, including East Literature Magnet, Antioch High School, John Overton Comprehensive High School and Ravenwood High School.

On April 10, 2006, the arena hosted the nationally televised CMT Music Awards for the first time and in September 2011 featured special guest and keynote speaker Dr. Maya Angelou in celebration of its 10th Annual Humanities Symposium.

Curb Event Center hosted a United States presidential debate in 2008 and hosted another in 2020.[3]

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  1. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  2. ^ Lind, J.R. (May 22, 2014). "The legendary Don Meyer willed Lipscomb into one of the finest small college programs in the country". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  3. ^ Siders, David (October 22, 2020). "6 things to watch for in tonight's debate". Politico.

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