Completed in 2001, Allen Arena is a versatile facility hosting athletic events, on campus convocations, and other events such as dinners, concerts, area-wide worship services, and graduations. The arena is primarily used for basketball and volleyball athletic events and is also used for daily chapel services and occasional concerts.
The arena was named in honor of James C. and Linda Allen, the facility's primary benefactors. Allen Arena has served as host to the TSSAA Division II basketball championships since 2005.
February 28 - March 2, 2019
Gates will open at 11 AM each day.
$10 per day Thursday and Friday for school-age children and older. Admission for Saturday's championship games is $12. Championship Event Cards and TACA cards will be accepted for admission at the pass gate to the right of the main entrance. The TSSAA ID card and TMSAA ID card are not accepted for championship events. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance at https://gofan.co/app/school/TSSAA.
Parking on Lipscomb's campus is extremely limited. For your convenience, two shuttles will run for all guests every 15 minutes between 7 AM and 8 PM on both Thursday and Friday from Woodmont Hills Church of Christ, located at 3710 Franklin Pike. One shuttle will run for all guests every 15 minutes between 7 AM and 8 PM on both Thursday and Friday from the Lipscomb Academy football field parking lot, located at 1013 Caldwell Lane. On Saturday no shuttles will run and the most available parking will be located on the North end of campus including Stokes School, located at 3701 Belmont Blvd., an 8-minute walk from Allen Arena.
All parking is completely free and first come, first served. You may view the campus map (PDF).
Team buses can unload at the Allen Arena loading dock, but a driver must remain with the bus. Once unloaded, the bus must be moved to the Lipscomb Academy football field parking lot, located at 1013 Caldwell Lane.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at Allen Arena. No outside food or drink will be allowed.
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