Bradenton Area Convention Center
Full nameBradenton Area Convention Center
Former namesManatee Civic Center
Address1 Haben Boulevard
Palmetto, FL 34221
LocationPalmetto, Florida
Coordinates27°30′54″N 82°33′42″W / 27.514932°N 82.561719°W / 27.514932; -82.561719Coordinates: 27°30′54″N 82°33′42″W / 27.514932°N 82.561719°W / 27.514932; -82.561719
OwnerPalmetto, Florida
OperatorPalmetto, Florida
Opened1985 (1985)
Florida Stingers (CBA) (1985–1986)
Florida Knights/Scorpions (APFL) (2008, 2011)

Bradenton Area Convention Center, formerly Manatee Civic Center, is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena and convention center in Palmetto, Florida.[1] It was home to the Florida Stingers of the Continental Basketball Association and Florida Scorpions of the American Professional Football League. It also hosted UWF's first and only live pay-per-view event, Beach Brawl, on June 9, 1991.


  1. ^ "Bradenton Area Convention Center | Meeting Facilities | Bradenton Gulf Islands". Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2018.