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    April 30 2019 Sumter County file art Civic Center

    700 West Liberty Street
    Sumter, SC 29150
    Phone: (803) 436-2270 or (803) 436-2271
    Fax: (803) 436-2272

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday   8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Equipment Rental Rates

    The Sumter County Civic Center is centrally located in the State of South Carolina with easy access to I-20, I-26, and I-95, with a population of 148,888 , which includes an adjacent military base.

    The facility opened in early 1979 and is designed as an arena.  An arena offers wider diversification for multi-purpose events than any other type facility. However, it does require set-up and break-down for each individual event.

    The main floor area has 21,000 square feet (196’ x 106’) of unobstructed floor space with a ceiling height of 32’.

    The seating capacity for the building is 3200 (depending on the floor configuration), with banquet seating up to 1500 and stationary upper level or balcony seating up to 1159. Main floor seating configurations are by chairs or a combination of chairs and bleachers. 

    Depending upon the booth size and whether the conference rooms are used, 100 to 150 trade show, exhibit booths can be set-up.  Some electrical outlets (110/220) are available on the floor.

    Our facility has Sico sectional staging from 40’ x 18’ to 40’ x 30’, allowing numerous sizes of stages to be placed everywhere in the building.  We also have a regulation basketball sports court for sporting events.

    Our facility offers drive-in loading and unloading. Other amenities include four conference rooms (41’ x 16’), and one large one (73’ x 16’), a full service catering kitchen with fully equipped appliances and a heated serving line. There are two carpeted dressing rooms with bath/shower facilities and two athletic dressing rooms. There are restrooms at both ends of the building with handicapped accessibility. In addition, there is one concession stand serving coffee, soft drinks, and light food products.  For larger events, we open concessions at both the front and back of the building. 

    The Civic Center has two outer buildings for livestock; equipped to handle cattle/horses and swine. Both with show arenas and a small office area in the swine barn.

    Our paved parking lot can accommodate up to 800 vehicles, free of charge.

    Anyone wanting additional information regarding calendar availability or event particulars such as tickets, licensing, insurance, etc. should contact the Sumter County Civic Center via phone, (803) 436-2270, (803) 436-2271 or Fax (803) 436-2272 or e-mail: civiccenter@sumtercountysc.org.(link sends e-mail)