Hard Rock Event Center Information

hard Rock Event Center

Hard Rock Event Center is a spectacular multipurpose state-of-the-art facility. The center further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. South Florida’s premier venue has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005.

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. It’s owned by the legendary Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. Along with its restaurants and casinos, the brand offers music fans a truly immersive trip at many sites nationwide.

The Hollywood, FL, venue is one of Hard Rock’s finest. Opened in 2005 and renovated in 2019, the music venue has all the cutting-edge tech you’d expect from a modern facility. There are large HD screens, stunning lighting, top seating, and excellent staging. All of these combine to create a memorable night.

Despite its relatively large indoor capacity of 7,000, the arena’s design — in a ‘clamshell’ shape with seats surrounding the stage — means that it feels quite intimate. Sounds and views travel well to every seat. No wonder it’s attracted such legendary acts as Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and The Rolling Stones.

Popular Events

This handsome arena has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw, and Carlos Santana. Top comedians including Aziz Ansari, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez had previously performed in the center as well. Other events held include major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more.

Additionally, the arena was also home to the Florida Frenzy indoor football team.

As part of a $1.5 billion property-wide expansion, the arena was razed in March 2018 to be replaced by a new state-of-the-art 6,500+ seat venue in a theater configuration, which is expected to open in 2019. While the new venue is under construction, all future events will be held in the 3,500 seat Hard Rock Event Center, which opened in March 2018.

Hard Rock Live history

Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL, is a relatively young arena – but it’s got plenty of history. It originally opened in July 2005 on the site of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Boasting an original capacity of 5,500, it attracted leading musical performances, comedy shows, and sporting events. With its excellent interior and quality staging, the venue has also been chosen as the location for filming music videos.

Hard Rock Live hosted dozens of events every year until 2018, when – as part of a resort-wide upgrade plan – it was demolished. During this time, shows moved to the smaller Hard Rock Event Center. The upgraded Hard Rock Live arena was then opened in 2019, with cutting-edge facilities and a beefed-up capacity of 7,000.

Since then, the venue has continued to attract world-class acts, with its re-opening show performed by Maroon 5. With such top performers and range of on-site attractions, it remains one of South Florida’s most popular event destinations.

For more information on the Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, please see the specific pages below.

Parking Information:
Arriving by car? Read about parking options on the  Hard Rock Live parking information page.

Ticket Policy:
For information on ticket guarantee and other ticket related questions, view the Hard Rock Live tickets page.

Seating Information:
For information on accessible seating and to view the Hard Rock Live seating chart page.