Cadence_Bank_Arena Latitude and Longitude:

34°15′36″N 88°42′00″W / 34.260°N 88.700°W / 34.260; -88.700
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Cadence Bank Arena
Former names
  • Tupelo Coliseum (1993–2001)
  • BancorpSouth Center (2001–2006)
  • BancorpSouth Arena (2006–2022)
Location375 East Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
Coordinates 34°15′36″N 88°42′00″W / 34.260°N 88.700°W / 34.260; -88.700
Field size32,000 sq ft (3,000 m2) without ice [1]
209.5 ft (63.9 m) total floor length with south risers extended*
234 ft (71 m) total floor space with south risers folded*
130 ft (40 m) total width*
70 ft (21 m) width seating*
* (no ice)
OpenedOctober 9, 1993

Cadence Bank Arena, formerly Tupelo Coliseum, BancorpSouth Center and BancorpSouth Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena, near downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, named for the locally based Cadence Bank, a large multi-state commercial banking company.

It was the home of the Tupelo FireAnts and Mississippi MudCats arena football and the Tupelo T-Rex ice hockey teams. It was also the home of the Mississippi Hound Dogs of the Ultimate Indoor Football League.

The $16 million, 32,000 sq ft (3,000 m2) facility was built in 1993, and is one of the more modern arenas, serving a small market in the mid-south. Its lot was previously occupied by a shopping mall called Downtown Mall. When the mall closed in 1990 the arena was retrofitted from the old building. [2] [3]

The arena also seats 8,000 for sports events, ranging from basketball to rodeos.

Notable events


The arena has also hosted the Harlem Globetrotters on several occasions. One Memphis Pharaohs (Arena Football League) home game was held there in 1996.


The arena can be scaled down to 4,500 for theater-style concerts. The arena is also used for trade shows and conventions (33,800 sq ft [3,140 m2]) of exhibit space plus 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) of meeting space).

On November 14, 2008, the arena hosted the Mississippi State Bulldogs club hockey team in a game against the Loyola University New Orleans club in the arena's first venture into ice hockey since the T-Rex left in 2003.

On November 21, 2010, the BancorpSouth Arena hosted a college basketball game featuring the Memphis Tigers and the LSU Tigers.


  1. ^ BancorpSouth Arena Online Archived 2007-10-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-05-08.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  3. ^ "Welcome to Fairpark District | Tupelo, Mississippi". Archived from the original on 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-06-25.

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Preceded by Home of the Memphis Pharaohs
1996 (One game)
Succeeded by