Exterior at night. Photo Provided by Cross Insurance Arena

Cross Insurance Arena

Cross Insurance Arena, which is owned by Cumberland County and professionally managed by Spectra, is a 6,200 seat arena that opened in 1977 and was reopened in 2014 following a $33 million dollar renovation. The Cross Insurance Arena hosts world-class entertainers and is the home to the ECHL’s Maine Mariners, minor league affiliate to the Boston Bruins. One of Maine’s largest event and exhibit facilities, the Cross Insurance Arena is perfect for trade shows, conventions, expositions or any event requiring flexible space.

Meetings > Cross Insurance Arena

1 Civic Center Square
Portland, ME 04101

P. (207) 791-2200

About Us

Whether you are looking to book a concert, corporate function, holiday party, or tradeshow – or you are looking for a unique place to hold your next business meeting, sporting event or wedding, the Cross Insurance Arena can meet your needs. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland, the arena is walking distance from restaurants, shopping, activities and lodging.

The Cross Insurance Arena offers 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including a main floor with over 6,000 fixed arena seats, 2 unique function rooms, 8 suites, 7 additional multi-purpose dressing rooms and a usable concourse. The facility is fully accessible with loading dock access and a professionally managed box office. An on-site team of professional staff will bring a wide variety of experience and expertise in helping you host your next event!

Meetings + Events:
  • Total Square Footage: 33,000
  • Concourse Exhibit Space: 16,000
  • Main Floor Exhibit or Event Space: 17,000
  • Total Fixed Stadium Seats: 6,200
  • Theatre Capacity: 3,400
  • Reception Capacity: 2,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,200
  • Maximum Number of 8 x 10 Booths: 150
  • Number of Function Rooms: 7