4801 East 50th Street
Odessa, TX 79762
Phone: (432) 362-1500
Fax: (432) 362-1508
Texas is where high school football is at its best, and nowhere does it better than Ratliff Stadium. With room for 19,300 spectators (or 19,500 when standing-room only tickets are sold), it is easy to get into the spirit that infects Texas every fall. The Odessa High School Bronchos and the Odessa Permian Panthers both use the stadium as a home field. Although primarily used for football, other events such as soccer and track are also held at Ratliff.
This professional minor league hockey team is a member of the Central Hockey League and an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers.
This complex is spread over 42 acres. With more than 145,000 square feet of exhibition space and a seating capacity of up to 8000, the Ector Coliseum is ideal for mega events. Come visit a huge range of concerts, sports shows, trade shows, festivals and much more. Watch the matches of the NIFL Odessa Rednecks Football Team and the CHL Odessa Jackalopes Hockey Team. Check out their schedule of events and book tickets for the ones that grab your interest.
The Odessa theater guild was formed in 1939 and has since grown to inspire and enrich the community of the Permian Basin. Today the Permian Playhouse presents a full season of plays and musicals, as well as education/outreach programs to the future of the Permian Playhouse. Plays that are featured at the Permian Playhouse have included Grease, A Christmas Story, and The Wizard of Oz.
Located on the Odessa College campus, the Deaderick Auditorium is home to the Odessa College Music Department. This local auditorium seats 750 and is an excellent venue to catch a music or theater performance.
The brainchild of a high school teacher, the Globe of the Great Southwest is a replica of the theater in London at which Shakespeare's masterpieces were performed. An octagonal building with 418 seats, the intimate theater helps one to appreciate plays just like they were seen so many hundreds of years ago. On the same ground is a writer's garden including a labyrinth and a replica of Anne Hathaway's cottage which may be rented out for various purposes. Each month, the Brand New Opree presents a live country show at the Globe and a yearly Shakespeare Festival is held as well.
Opened in 1951, the Ector Theater is a one-screen theater upon which all the glitz and glamor, heartache and heartbreak of the big screen took place. Many years later, in 2001, under new ownership by the city of Odessa, it reopened and brings back the glory days of cinema. Often playing old classics, the theater also has live shows impersonating some of hottest bands from decades ago.
This sweet spot in the middle of the desert near the Midland International Airport is the grounds for the annual August festival Rock the Desert. See website for yearly particulars.
A premier performance space in Midland/Odessa, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is a community effort that sees the realization of the dream of there being a first-rate performance venue in the area. A sort of mega-center for the arts, the center comprises a music and academic center and a recital hall as well. Performances by artists both famous and yet-to-be-known are hosted here. See the website or call to know more.
From classy musical venues to make-a-shift tents, Midland has a variety of music halls to choose from, the New Blue Max being one of them. Everyone including local artists to nationally acclaimed performers have staged their performances here. Different genres are played out at New Blue Max and every concert is well-attended. That’s not it, along with entertainment; guests can savor tasty food and avail the special Happy Hours offer. For forthcoming gigs and other details, call ahead.
Citibank Ballpark, located near the Scharbauer Sports Complex is home to the famed Midland Rockhounds Baseball League. Built in 2002, the stadium can seat 6,669 people.
The 15,000 seat Grande Communications Stadium is part of the Scharbauer Sports Complex, a multi-million dollar sports complex for football, baseball, and soccer.