Arena Information

Reed Arena first opened its doors in 1998 as a member of Texas A&M Special Event Facilities.  The arena was named after its primary donor Chester Reed, Texas A&M Class of 1947.  The building hosts many official functions for Texas A&M University.  With enough indoor seating capacity for 12,500 guests, the arena makes an ideal location for the university’s graduation ceremonies, freshman convocation, and Aggie Muster ceremonies.

In its 14 years of operation, Reed Arena has hosted a wide variety of famous performers including Bill Cosby, Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, as well as the performers of World Wrestling Entertainment, and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Reed Arena is able to provide group accommodations on many different levels.  Events can greatly vary in size; the Arena can accommodate an event involving thousands of patrons or a small meeting that contains only 15 participants on any given day.  The arena floor contains 25,000 square feet of column-free space, large enough to accommodate 150 exhibit booths or a 1,800 seat banquet.  This figure almost doubles the space any other building in the Bryan/College Station area.   The second floor contains four 1,200 square feet rooms, which can be used to accommodate smaller events. The lower level of the arena also contains a 7,500 square feet multi-purpose room, a full-service commercial kitchen, and numerous types of dressing rooms.