In 2005, Garland Independent School District built the Special Events Center after a $31.5 million bond election in 2002. This unique venue offers a conference center with meeting rooms, as well as an arena. The arena will seat up to 7,500 people, while the convention center will seat 400. There are many opportunities for events here ranging from graduation, speakers, concerts, tournaments and more. I have personally been involved in attending, as well as planning, events at the Special Events Cnter. There is always something going on at the Center. You can look at upcomming events by clicking here.