Public Assembly Facilities

Public Assembly Facilities Director

Greg Mackay
(865) 215-1450

3301 Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914

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The City's Public Assembly Facilities include the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville Coliseum, and Chilhowee Park.


500 Howard Baker, Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
Fax: 865-215-8989

Greg Mackay, Director of Public Assembly Facilities - 865-215-1454
Doug Simmons, Operations Manager - 865-215-8931
Robby Scheuermann, Box Office Manager - 865-215-8922
Civic Auditorium/Coliseum Ticket Office - 865-215-8999
Order Tickets by Telephone - 865-656-4444 or Toll Free 877-995-9961

The Civic Auditorium/Coliseum leases space to various entertainment promoters to provide an opportunity for area residents to enjoy these events. The operation of the facility tries to maximize rental and tax revenues for itself and associated industries in the City, thus reducing the tax burden to the citizens for its operational costs. The facility hosts major touring shows; including the circus, ice shows, concerts, conventions, ballets, symphonies and cultural activities.

The Knoxville Civic Auditorium is a beautifully decorated, climate controlled theatre or concert hall facility with sightlines and acoustics carefully engineered for perfection. A complete high-fidelity sound amplification system is available when desired. There are 1,393 contoured, upholstered chairs on the main floor and 1,014 in the balcony for a total of 2,407 seats.

The Knoxville Civic Coliseum is a completely climate-controlled arena with a large lobby, ticket-handling facilities, checkrooms, refreshment stands and restrooms. It is equipped with a high-volume sound amplification system, an electrostatic filter system for removal of smoke and pollen and eight private dressing rooms. A 25-foot wide; 14.5-foot high exterior service door permits entry of large tractor-trailers. There are 4,414 fixed seats; with chairs that can be put on the large 190' x 106' flat-floor area for seating up to 7,200. For trade shows, a combined area of more than 34,000 sq. ft. can accommodate up to 184 exhibit booths (10' x 10') on the same level, with unlimited load per square foot. There is a 60' x 40' portable stage, removable sloping floor risers, four super-trouper spotlights, various sizes of band-raisers, a forklift and other equipment available for special requirements.

View a 360 degree view of the Coliseum

Jacob Buliding at Chilhowee Park

Map of CHilhowee ParkCHILHOWEE PARK

3301 Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
Telephone: 865-215-1450
Fax: 865-215-1455

Greg Mackay, Director of Public Assembly Facilities - 865-215-1454
Robin Bryant, Operations Manager - 865-215-1453 or 865-755-3000
Connie Spicer, Administrative Assistant - 865-215-1460

Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center is an 81-acre, multi-use, venue owned by the City of Knoxville.  It is located blocks away from interstate access and minutes from downtown Knoxville.  The facility includes a 3 acre lake, bandstand, 4500 seat amphitheater, 57,100 sq. ft. exhibition hall, barns, arenas, a playground and picnic shelters.

TN Valley FairChilhowee Park & Exposition Center is also the home of the Tennessee Valley Fair. The annual fair, held in September, showcases East Tennessee heritage, agriculture and the arts. For more information about the fair please visit