Support a Local Team at the UCI Bren Events Center

UCI men's volleyball player jumping in the air about to hit the ball while defenders are trying to block it.

If you are visiting Irvine for business or for fun, then you might like to check out some local events while you’re here.

Look no further than this spectacular indoor arena for events, entertainment, and of course, UC Irvine athletics.

What is the Bren Event Center?

The Donald Bren Events Center, more commonly known as the Bren Events Center or The Bren is located on the UC Irvine campus.

The University of California, Irvine renamed the center in honor of a $1.5 million donation from the owner of the Irvine Company, Donald Bren. It provides an exciting and prestigious location in Orange County for a full array of sporting, musical performance, exhibition, and other public events.

The Bren Center is the home to UC Irvine’s basketball and volleyball programs, and also provides top-quality, dynamic entertainment to thousands of fans, annually.


How many people can the Bren Events Center at UCI hold?

The Bren Events Center seating has a capacity of 5000 and is built on two levels. It features state-of-the-art design in lighting, sound system, and acoustic engineering. 

The center can be easily converted to stage a variety of events including concerts, lectures, performing arts, and sporting events.

The newest addition to the Bren Event Center is a four-sided LED scoreboard comprised of four 10mm video walls capable of displaying 4.4 trillion colors.


Anything else to keep in mind?

Amenities include nearby convenient parking facilities for guests, a full-service ticket office, an ATM and two full-service concession stands located on the concourse level.

Supporters of UC Irvine Athletics who contribute at a certain giving level can also enjoy pre-game hospitality in the Koll Room, located downstairs for the main entrance.

The Bren Center This indoor arena also provides a special entrance for the ‘Antourage’, a UCI student spirit organization that is notorious for their game-day support. Another entrance on the arena level can be reserved for security or controlled access needs.

The UCI campus is close to local restaurants and cinemas and offers convenient parking onsite.

Looking for hotels near UCI? The Hotel Atrium is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport. We welcome all UCI fans and visitors. We offer various accommodation packages to fit the needs of every traveler. If you’re looking for even more things to do around the city, check out our attractions page. Book your stay with Hotel Atrium today!


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