The Ford Center has been a cornerstone for continued revitalization in downtown Evansville. Its sweeping curved forms evoke the horseshoe bend in the Ohio River while providing an aesthetic that reflects the community’s forward-thinking nature. The use of native Indiana limestone at the arena’s base creates a visual grounding for the building while also respecting the makeup of Evansville’s civic buildings. Located at the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, the arena is home to the University of Evansville men’s and women’s basketball teams. The arena also accommodates concerts and includes a regulation NHL ice sheet.