About Us – Watsco Center
OVG 360 manages the Watsco Center, which is a multipurpose entertainment venue that covers 200,000 square feet and can seat 8,000+ people. It is located on the University of Miami Campus in Coral Gables. The Watsco Center opened its doors in January 2003. It was the first venue of this size to open south of Downtown Miami-Dade County. The Watsco Center is the largest facility of its type south of Downtown Miami. The Center has a capacity of 8000 and 25 executive suites. It is ideal for hosting concerts, lectures, banquets and conferences.
The Watsco Center has been hosting a variety of memorable events and sold out shows since its inception. These include Green Day, Coldplay and John Mayer. It has hosted world-renowned politicians and figures, including His Holiness The Dalai Lama and former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain.
The Watsco Center also plays host to the UM Men’s and Women’s Division I NCAA basketball teams and is flexible enough to accommodate other sporting events such as cheerleading, volleyball, and karate among others.
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Square Footage: 200,000 sq. ft.
Capacity of Seating: This facility can accommodate 8,000 permanent seats and 25 executive suites
Jan 2003, Completion Date
Administrative Offices: Pinnacle Management and Men's and women's basketball offices
Amenities: There are lockers with carpeted floors, areas where players can relax for both men and women's basketball, and training rooms.
Architects: Spillis Candela/DMJM, Coral Gables, Florida Ellerbe Beckett, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Turner Construction Company
Main event hall: 8,000 seats
Convention, tradeshow and banquet space: 21,160 square feet ft. & 4,500 sq. ft.
Executive suites include 12 seats, 3 bar stools, a lounge area, TV, telephone, and a kitchen with a sink.