Yuengling Center opened as the USF Sun Dome on November 29, 1980 - with Alice Cooper as the first event. Since opening, the facility has served as a community gathering place for the best in concerts, sports and events.
The 55,000 square foot multipurpose facility, which includes a 10,500 seat arena, has seen over $43 million in renovations since 2000, including replacement of the original Teflon inflatable roof with a permanent structure, and numerous interior upgrades and improvements.
Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties, a subsidiary of Vinik Enterprises, LLC, took over management of the facility in July of 2017, and brought D.G. Yuengling and Sons on as entitlement partner in June of 2018. Primary tenants of the Yuengling Center include The University of South Florida Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, and the USF Volleyball team.