Progress

In the Press

February 6, 2019
An Evolving Vision Begins to Take Shape for The Arena District

September 24, 2018
Convention center back on the table as FSU pays for updated feasibility study

September 20, 2018
Convention center could be on the horizon for downtown Tallahassee

August 26, 2016
New Marquee on the corner of MLK and W. Pensacola

July 1, 2016
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Ranks 4th Among the ‘Top Stops in Florida’ According to Venues Today

June 8, 2016
Unconquered Magazine Exclusive: New Basketball Facility Upgrades

June 1, 2016
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center’s Director of Event Among IAVM Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2016

November 3, 2015
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and Local Senior Discounts Launch New Partnership at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

September 23, 2015
Civic Center sound set for upgrade

December 8, 2014
Serving Citizens, Shaping Community
The Leon County Board of County Commissioners held its annual retreat today at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens Conference Center.

November 20, 2014
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Announces New Ticketing Partner
Global Spectrum announced that they will begin selling tickets through a new ticket company, Paciolan.

November 19, 2014
New business school project gets boost
Plans have move forward in the making of the new College of Business and the Arena District.

November 18, 2014
Update: New ticket system for Civic Center
Starting Dec. 1, tickets for any basketball game, show or event at the Tucker Civic Center can be purchased through a new ticketing vendor.

November 13, 2014
FSU Land Grab for Expansion
Florida State University is exchanging land in order to expand the College of Business.

November 12, 2014
FSU gets major boost in new business school project
The Community Redevelopment Agency can begin entertaining ideas for development on two locations.

November 12, 2014
Good News for FSU College of Business as Florida Cabinet Approves Land Swap
The Florida Cabinet approved a major land swap.

November 12, 2014
Gov. Scott, Cabinet approve land deal for new FSU Business School
FSU will pay the city agency $960,000 and provide three parcels totaling 5.74 acres.

November 12, 2014
Global Spectrum Introduces New Menu, Concession Stands, and Pouring Rights Sponsor at Tucker Center to Tip Off the 2014-2015 FSU Basketball Season
The Tucker Civic Center has also officially switched over to the new exclusive pouring rights sponsor, Coca-Cola.

November 7, 2014
New-Look Noles Ready for Exhibition vs. Faulkner
The Seminoles will have their first public showing in a heavily upgraded facility.

November 7, 2014
Scott, cabinet asked to approve FSU land-swap
Gov. Rick Scott will consider a land swap next week for the school’s new business college.

September 25, 2014, Updated September 26, 2014
Donald L. Tucker Construction
Construction on the lower bowl of the Donald L. Tucker center should be completed before basketball season.

August 15, 2014
Civic Center getting a new look
It may be time for a new name for the Civic Center.

August 4, 2014
Florida State University spending $16M to upgrade Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
For the first time in many years, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center is seeing some major renovations and upgrades.

July 23, 2014
What goes into resurfacing a basketball court?
Time-lapse video of the FSU basketball court being resurfaced.

June 3, 2014
Big plans, few details for Civic Center Renovation
This summer, Florida State plans to give the Donald L. Tucker Center a much-needed makeover.

April 25, 2014
Further details on renovations
The Donald L. Tucker Center will receive its biggest upgrades in the arena’s 33 years this summer as Florida State will replace all 12,000 seats plus install new scoreboards and an updated sound system.

March 21, 2014
Industry Noize: Tucker Center Taps Global Spectrum
Florida State University in Tallahassee has hired Global Spectrum to manage the on-campus, 12,500-capacity Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

March 20, 2014
FSU selects Global Spectrum to manage Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Florida State University has hired Global Spectrum, a leading venue and public-assembly management firm, to oversee the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University.

March 19, 2014
Tucker Center Taps Global Spectrum
Florida State University in Tallahassee has hired Global Spectrum to manage the on-campus, 12,500-capacity Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

March 19, 2014
Florida State Selects Global Spectrum To Manage Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Florida State University has hired Global Spectrum, a leading venue and public-assembly management firm, to oversee the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University.

December 12, 2013
Sales Tax Committee Meets For Final Time in 2013
What’s the best use for your tax dollars? The Leon County Sales Tax Committee still hasn’t made a decision quite yet.

December 10, 2013
FSU pitches Civic Center hotel plan
The Leon County Commission unanimously agreed on Monday to again explore the development of a convention center hotel.

September 19, 2013
FSU making changes to bring back sparkle to Civic Center
If you were one of the 7,500 country music fans who attended the Sept. 5 Jason Aldean concert at the Civic Center, you might not have noticed that it was the first event put on by the arena’s new owner: Florida State University.

September 19, 2013
FSU Sprucing Up the Civic Center
FSU President Eric Barron hopes that the Civic Center will look dramatically different in seven or so years.

March, 4, 2013
HB 1285: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority, Leon County
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority, Leon County; Abolishes Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority; repeals provisions for authority’s charter; designates Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center as “Donald L. Tucker Civic Center”; provides for erection of suitable markers; requires DBPR’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages &Tobacco to issue beverage license to FSU or its designee; transfers all assets &liabilities of authority to FSU.

June 22, 2012
$1 million challenge gift launches College of Business’ $65 million new-building plan
A $1 million gift to the Florida State University College of Business from Dollar Tree Inc. President and CEO Bob Sasser and his wife, Pam, will kick-start the college’s $65 million new-building campaign.

June 8, 2012
FSU Board signs off on Tallahassee-Leon Civic Center sale, tuition hike
Florida State University’s Board of Trustees has approved the purchase of the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

March 10, 2003
FSU Working to Take Over Civic Center
The university president says there’s a bill going to the state lawmakers that if passed, will give FSU a majority of power when it comes to the Civic Center.

Timeline of Events

August 26, 2016
New Marquee on the corner of MLK and W. Pensacola


May 2016
Remodel of new locker rooms and main concourse restrooms


November 2015
FSU College of Business Legacy Hall Visioning Study Completed


September 2015
Civic Center Sound Upgrade


May 2015
ITN deadline extended to July 14, 2015


April 2015
Arena District Hotel & Convention Center Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) Released
Tucker Center Advisory Council Meeting Held
Global Spectrum reports significant success at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in First Year


November 2014
Arena ready for FSU Basketball season


October 2014
Sasaki Arena District Master Plan Released
New Videoboards Installed


September 2014
Ben Weiss named General Manager


August 2014
New Seat Install


July 2014
Basketball Court Resurfaced
Main Parking Lot Recoated and Painted
Received rendering of new loading dock / entryway for athletes and artists (target completion October 2014)


June 2014
Summer Renovations Begin (see parking lot closure schedule)


May 2014
Tucker Center Advisory Council Meeting Held


April 2014
Sasaki Community Stakeholders Presentation on Arena District Master Plan


March 2014
Global Spectrum selected as the management company
Shashank Gairola, of Global Spectrum, announced as General Manager


September 2013
Civic Center Management ITN Process Started
Civic Center District Economic Development Feasibility Study started by Strategic Planning Group


August 2013
Civic Center District Visioning Document completed by Moore Communications Group


July 1, 2013
HB 1285 repeals the charter for the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority and abolishes the independent special district.


June 2013
Civic Center Master Plan Study Completed by Populous


May 2013
Market and Economic Analysis Report Completed by Crossroads Consulting Services


January 2013
Integration of Operations Subcommittee Report Completed

September 2012

Facility Condition Analysis Completed


July 1, 2012
An updated interlocal agreement between Florida State University, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County transferred ownership of the Civic Center to Florida State.
FSU entered into a one year lease with the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority (Authority) to operate the facility.


Latest Documents

Hannibal Buress and Hasan Minhaj to Headline FSU Pow Wow [157.6 KB PDF]
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor Names Ron Rideout General Manager Of The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center [126.3 KB PDF]
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor and-FSU Mark Tucker Center’s [16.7 KB PDF]
Arena District Master Plan Alternative Concept [12.2 MB PDF]
Arena-District-Presentation-041015.pdf [3.6 MB PDF]
ITN 5750-1 FSU Arena District Hotel & Convention Center [2.4 MB PDF]
Previous Example Plan [42.8 MB PDF]
TCAC Meeting April 2, 2015 (DLTCC_Presentation_040215) [3.6 MB PDF]
NEWS RELEASE – Global Spectrum reports significant success at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in First Year [40.0 KB PDF]
Arena District Economic Development Study – Executive Summary [37.9 KB PDF]
Sasaki Arena District Master Plan – Appendix Study (Parking Options) [11.7 MB PDF]
Arena District Master Plan [46.3 MB PDF]
Downtown Tallahassee Reconnaissance & Strategic Assessment [15.9 MB PDF]
College Park District Action Plan [44.1 MB PDF]
Global Spectrum names Ben Weiss General Manager of Donald L. Tucker Civic Center [122.8 KB PDF]
TCAC Meeting May 14, 2014 [444.7 KB PDF]
Parking-Lot-Phasing-and-Scheduling [3.7 MB PDF]
Sasaki’s Community Stakeholders Presentation [12.2 MB PDF]
Site Utilization Study [24.7 MB PDF]
Visioning Workshops • August 2013 [1.1 MB PDF]
Civic Center District Feasibility Study CSP [3.0 MB PDF]
Populous Report [17.0 MB PDF]
Populous Report Appendix [20.1 MB PDF]
Crossroads Market and Economic Analysis [1.2 MB PDF]
Imagine Tallahassee Public Forums [9.6 MB PDF]
Imagine Tallahassee Benchmarks [9.6 MB PDF]
Civic Center IoO Subcommittee report Final [661.8 KB PDF]
Long Range Plan [27.2 MB PDF]
Facility Condition Analysis [7.2 MB PDF]