The Ted Constant Convocation Center is a 9,520-seat (219,330 square feet) multi-purpose arena in Norfolk, Virginia, located on the campus of Old Dominion University. It is operated by Global Spectrum. The Constant Center is part of the University Village project, a 75-acre development that will also feature a shopping center, restaurants, theaters, offices, research labs and residences with high-tech connections to the campus. "The Ted" has 7,319 (fixed) fully cushioned seats, 862 upper club/priority seats, 16 luxury suites, and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The arena currently seats 8,639 for basketball games. In addition to being used for home basketball games and Wrestling matches for ODU, the Constant Center hosts family-oriented events as well as concerts and lectures.
There have been many big events held at the Constant Center. These have ranged from concerts and shows by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, BB King, Dave Chappelle, Elton John, J.Cole, Mike Epps, Thomas and Friends and Green Day. There have also been many other events such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Disney performances, Cheerleading competitions, as well as ODU events such as a career fair.
Behind the Scenes
At the Ted Constant Convocation Center the Event Staff that works all events is overseen by the company Global Spectrum. They also try to help the surrounding community. Global Spectrum of the Constant Center donated over 2,300 items to benefit local food banks for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Food vendors located inside the Ted are run by the company Aramark. They sell many different foods for the audience, ranging from pizza to dip 'n dots to specialty items such as BBQ.