Moody Center Celebrates Inaugural Year

Award-Winning Venue Hosted Over 100 Events, 68 Sellouts, and Welcomed Over 1.5 Million Fans In Opening Year


To celebrate welcoming 1.5M fans through our doors, and our 1 year anniversary, we’re teaming up with our partner, Allegiant to giveaway one amazing prize to a lucky fan!


One year ago today, the 15,000-seat Moody Center officially opened its doors as Austin’s newest concert venue. On its first birthday, the arena has emerged as one of the nation’s busiest concert destinations and has been named “Best New Concert Venue” worldwide by Pollstar.

During the inaugural year, nearly 1.5 million fans packed the venue for blockbuster artists representing every major genre of music. Highlights included a historic six-night residency with Harry Styles and concerts featuring George Strait, Eagles… Read more

31 Local and National Award Nominations 2022-2023

  • All-Star Venue (Top 50) recognition- VenuesNow
  • All Stars Recognition – Jeff Nickler- VenuesNow
  • Arena of the Year Award Nominee- Pollstar
  • Best Hang Nominee- Pollstar
  • New Concert Venue of the Year 2022 Winner- Pollstar
  • Executive of the Year Nominee- Jeff Nickler- Pollstar
  • #10 in Top Worldwide Arena Award- Pollstar
  • Excellence in Concession Winner / Best New Venue Concessions Operations – Pollstar
  • Poster Contest 2023 Winner- Avery Elkins- Pollstar
  • Best Concert Venue / Best Live Entertainment Venue Nominee- Austin American-Statesman
  • Arena of the Year Nominee- IEBA
  • Venue Executive of the Year- Jeff Nickler- IEBA
  • Venue Executive of the Year- Jeff Nickler- IEBA
  • #1 Worldwide Highest Grossing Venue – 10,000 – 15,000 capacity- Billboard
  • Outstanding Ticketing Professional – Lauren Dugan- INTIX
  • 2023 Outstanding Ticket Office Nominee- INTIX
  • Platinum MarCom Award (Awarded to Medium Giant/ Belo) – MarCom Awards
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign of the Year Winner- EAMC
  • Most Creative Artist Gift, larger value- EAMC
  • Most Creative Artist Gift, smaller value- EAMC
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome- EAMC
  • Breakthrough Professional of the Year: Teagan Raher- EAMC
  • Hall of Fame: Michael Owens – EAMC
  • Sports Facility of the Year Nominee- Sports Business Journal
  • Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services – Global Partnerships- Sports Business Journal
  • Best of Austin 2023 Nominee- Large Live Music Venue- Austin Chronicle
  • Community Impact Submission – Austin Business Journal
  • Project of the Year Winner – Austin Business Journal’s 2023 Commercial Real Estate Awards
  • Arena of the Year 2023 Winner- Academy of Country Music
  • Local Agency Buyer/Planner Nominee- Teagan Raher- Austin Alliance for Women in Media
  • Bronze in Large Venue, Single and Ambient Media (Guerilla Marketing, Installations, Events, etc.) for the Dell Technologies LED Wall – Austin ADDY Awards


Moody Center has hosted over 1.5M total fans and celebrated the 1 Millionth CONCERT Fan Presented by Allegiant at Rauw Alejandro’s show on April 16. The lucky winner won a $500 flight voucher on Allegiant.

Congratulations to our winner!


With a combined 31-3 Texas women’s and men’s basketball record at Moody Center, basketball players and fans alike credit Moody Center for providing a home court advantage and an intimate experience.



Here at Moody Center, we believe our employees are our greatest assets. We aim to create a culture that empowers and inspires you to go above and beyond for our clients, patrons and community. Join our world-class team! #BeATXcellent

A HUGE thank you to our founding partners