Adams Center A-Z Guide

The Adams Center is committed to providing superior service to all patrons, including guests with special needs or disabilities.  The Adams Center is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is prepared to provide accommodations based on the needs of our patrons to ensure their safety and enjoyment when attending an event at the Adams Center.  Please find more information about accessibility and special accommodations in the items below.

ACCESSIBLE SEATING & TICKETING

Accessible seating is available in several different areas of the arena.  Griz Tix offers ADA wheelchair accessible seating with up to three companion seats and limited mobility seating.  Patrons with minor mobility impairments who are able to navigate a few stairs may find acceptable seating in areas other than designated ADA seating areas.  It is recommended that ADA seating be purchased through the Adams Center Box Office as the box office staff is very knowledgeable about the arena and the accessible seating options.  Please contact the Adams Center Box Office at (406)243-4051 or 888-MONTANA for more information about ADA seating availability.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Handicapped parking is designated for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate.  For most events, disabled spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so please plan accordingly.  For more information on parking please visit the Parking link.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.  These animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.  (If you intend to bring a service animal to the stadium, please notify the Adams Center Box Office staff at the time of your ticket purchase so accommodations are appropriate for you and your service animal).

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES (ALD)

Assisted Listening Devices are available for patrons with hearing impairments.  The devices may be checked out free of charge for the duration of an event.  Patrons will be required to leave a credit card, driver’s license or valid UM Griz Card until the device is returned.  Please check out the device at the Adams Center Box Office.  If you have questions regarding ALD use at the Adams Center, please call 406-243-5355.

INTERPRETING SERVICES

Sign-language interpreters are available for Adams Center events by request 48 hours prior to an event.  Please contact the Adams Center Box Office by phone at (406) 243-4051 or 888-MONTANA or by email at GrizTix@umontana.com for more information about interpreting services.

ELEVATORS

There are two elevators in the Adams Center.  One can be accessed at the south end of the main lobby and serves the A, B, and C Concourses.  The other is located in the south east corner of the Adams Center, accessible on the main level or the Hall of Champions east or west entrance, and serves the A, B and C Concourses and the Sky Club.

EMERGENCIES & EVACUATION

In the event of an emergency situation, all event staff have been instructed and trained to assist all guests in vacating the premises to a safe location.  Emergency strobe lights and voice announcements are located throughout the Adams Center.  In the event there is an emergency, please remain calm and follow the instructions from event staff.

RESTROOMS

All Adams Center restroom facilities are ADA accessible.  Restrooms are located on the B and C Concourses.  There is also a family restroom on the southwest end of the B Concourse.

No alcohol or illegal drugs may be brought into the Adams Center.  When available, alcoholic beverages may be purchased by persons 21 years of age or older once inside the event.  All alcohol sales can and will be terminated at the discretion of the Adams Center and the University of Montana.  All alcohol sales require appropriate legal ID.  Alcohol sales locations are designated on an event-by-event basis.
With the exception of service animals and specific events, animals are not allowed in the Adams Center.
There are two ATMs available for guest use in the main Adams Center lobby at the west entrance. Additional ATMs may be brought in for certain events. Problems with the ATM machines may be reported to the Adams Center administrative office during regular business hours. For assistance locating an ATM during a specific event, please see an Adams Center staff member.
Banners and signs are allowed only with prior approval of management.  Banners or signs may not be placed on the court nor cause any disturbance to other fans.  No banner or sign may obstruct the view of other guests, event staff, or Adams Center advertising.  The Adams Center and University of Montana reserve the right to remove ANY banner or sign at any time. 

Adams Center regular business hours are as follows:

  • Administrative Office – Room 103
    Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

  • Box Office
    Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Both offices are closed on legal holidays unless special events require otherwise.  Unless otherwise specified, the venue and box office open one hour prior to the event. During football games, the Box Office opens three hours before kickoff.

Unless otherwise specified, children age two years and older must have a ticket to gain admittance to events at the Adams Center.  Children under two years of age, without a ticket, must sit on an adult’s lap.  PLEASE BE AWARE: Some events require all attendees, regardless of age, to present a valid ticket for admission to the event.  Please visit GrizTix.com or call 406-243-4051 for more information on children’s admittance for specific events.

Adams Center

University of Montana – Missoula
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59802

  • Administrative Office
    Phone  406-243-5355
    Fax  406-243-4265

  • Box Office
    Phone  406-243-4051
    Toll-Free  888-MONTANA (888-666-8262)
    Fax  406-243-2541

Please see 'Contact Us' page for staff directory.

There are two elevators in the Adams Center.  One can be accessed at the South end of the main lobby and serves the A, B, and C Concourses.  The other is located in the South East corner of the Adams Center, accessible on the main level or the Hall of Champions East or West entrance, and serves the A, B and C Concourses and the Sky Club. 
In the event of an emergency situation, all event staff have been instructed and trained to assist all guests in vacating the premises to a safe location.  Emergency strobe lights and voice announcements are located throughout the Adams Center.  In the event of an emergency, please remain calm and follow the instructions from event staff.
The Adams Center rarely cancels or postpones even in inclement weather.  Please be advised that tickets are sold on a non-refundable and non-exchangeable basis.  Should an event be postponed or canceled, the information will be posted on the Adams Center website or available by calling the Adams Center Box Office at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA.
The Adams Center welcomes your assistance in making your visit both enjoyable and safe.  If you observe any potentially hazardous or unpleasant circumstances in or around the facility, (broken seats/handrails, spilled soda, etc.) please report to any Adams Center representative on duty.  After an event, you may call in your report to 406-243-5355 during regular business hours.
In case of medical emergency, please notify the closest event staff or security member so medical assistance can be dispatched.

Outside food and/or beverages are prohibited in the Adams Center.  There are a variety of concessions available at the Adams Center during most events, including specialty vendors: Big Dipper Ice Cream, Pizza Hut, and Grizzly Espresso.  All other concession stands sell soda, popcorn, candy, nachos, and hot dogs. Water fountains are accessible on all concourses of the Adams Center.  Alcoholic beverages are sold during certain events. Please see the Alcohol section for more information.

UM University Dining Services retains the sole right to provide food service for all events on campus. Food and beverage for the events at the Adams Center must be arranged through University Dining Services.

The Adams Center and the University of Montana strive to provide all guests with a safe, comfortable and fun environment.  Guests wearing obscene or indecent items or exhibiting obscene or disruptive behaviors may, at the request of the Adams Center or other University representatives, be asked to remove the item or leave the facility.

There are many lodging options in close proximity to the Adams Center and the University of Montana.  Visit the Guest Services page for more information on Missoula accommodations.
If you lost an item please contact the Adams Center administrative offices at 406-243-5355.  Leave your name, phone number, a detailed description of the lost item(s), the date and location the item was lost.  You will be notified if your item is turned in or recovered by Adams Center staff.  The Adams Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Merchandise for sporting events may be purchased at The Bookstore in the University Center.  Merchandise for concerts and shows vary according to the artist.  Concert and show merchandise tables are typically available in the lobby of the Adams Center before, during and after the event.
Outside vending and solicitation is strictly forbidden unless approved by Adams Center and The University of Montana management.

QUICK STOP PARKING – FREE (NO PERMIT REQUIRED)

For pick-ups, deliveries and errands, quick stop 20-minute parking is available at convenient locations. Vehicles are permitted one use per day in quick stop spaces.

BOX OFFICE PARKING

There are ten 20-minute “Quick Stop” parking spaces on the right side of 6th Street in front of the Adams Center. Two of these spaces are handicapped parking only, and four are designated for Adams Center Box Office customers only. Free parking is allowed in these spaces, however they are monitored closely by public safety to guarantee fair use.

EVENT PARKING

The nearest parking for events at the Adams Center is Lots P, Z, M & M1, as well as spaces on S 5th Street East, S 6th Street East and Campus Drive (goes around the football stadium). Concert and show parking is free after 5pm and on weekends, but may be limited during the school semester. Premium parking may be available for a fee in specific lots for some events.

ATHLETIC EVENT PARKING

Parking for sporting events is available on a permit basis. Season parking for football, and men's and women's basketball may be purchased on a season or single-game basis. For more information please call the Adams Center Box Office at 406-243-4051 or 888-MONTANA.

Video recording, professional photography, and flash photography are not allowed during events at the Adams Center unless approved by Adams Center or Intercollegiate Athletics staff. Cell phone and point-and-shoot cameras without removable lenses are typically allowed.

Adams Center management and the security director will identify the need for a public safety inspection including pat-downs or bag checks to ensure that restricted or illegal items are not allowed entry. Restricted items may include:  

  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Bottles, cans, or coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • Large bags, backpacks or purses
  • Laser pointers
  • Projectiles and inflatables such as glow sticks and beach balls
  • Stickers
  • Stools or folding chairs
  • Tripods or monopods
  • Weapons
Re-entry policies vary from event to event. Concerts and shows do not allow re-entry in most cases, while UM Intercollegiate Athletic sporting events allow re-entry with a ticket stub and stamp or wristband.

Restrooms are located on the B-Concourse, C-Concourse and Sky Club levels of the Adams Center and are clearly marked. A family restroom is located on the southwest end of the B-Concourse.  Baby changing stations are found in the family restroom and the ladies restroom on the B-Concourse and C-Concourse. Refer to the venue map at the top of the page for restroom locations.

The University of Montana is a Tobacco-Free Campus. No smoking is allowed and smoking areas are not provided.
The Adams Center has multiple facilities that can accommodate a broad range of private and special events. For rates and booking information please contact the Administrative Office at (406) 243.5355.
No tailgate parties are allowed for concerts and shows.  Tailgating for athletic events is allowed with express permission of UM Intercollegiate Athletics.  For more information on tailgating please call 406-243-2202.

GrizTix is the official ticketing service provider for Grizzly Athletics and the Adams Event Center. The Adams Center Box Office and GrizTix administrative office is located in the west lobby of the Adams Center. Tickets for Adams Center events can be purchased free of service charges at the Adams Center Box Office. Please Box Office and Ticketing for more information.

  • Buyer Beware - Secondary Ticketing
    Official ticket sales for Adams Center events will ALWAYS be through GrizTix unless specifically stated on the Adams Center GrizTix website. ALWAYS start at www.GrizTix.com to purchase tickets for events at the Adams Center.

    Many “secondary” ticket outlets lead you to believe that they are the official site for ticket purchases for Adams Center events.   To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen or canceled tickets, always make your purchase through authorized outlets only.

Tours of the Adams Center can be arranged by contacting the Administrative Office at 406-243-5355.