Rental Rates and Conditions
Facility rental rates are available upon request. All rental rates refer to the building rental and do not reflect the costs of labor, equipment, or other costs related to the special event.
Tenants interested in booking the facility must contact the Event Manager to determine available dates. A date is not considered final until a signed contract and required deposit are returned to the facility. The Event Manager may deny use of the facility to any individual, group, or organization that is not in the best interest of the University of New Mexico or The Pit.
Deposit Requirements and Procedures
A deposit of 50% of the base rental rate is required in order to secure a date at The Pit. If less than thirty days prior to the event, an initial deposit of 100% of the rental rate and the estimated event expenses is required upon signing the contract. The Pit administration reserves the right to require an additional sum in advance to cover estimated event expenses and/or a damage deposit, which will be refundable after the event is settled and when a check of the facility has commenced.
Event Requirement and Staffing
The Pit will provided and the tenant/lessee will be charged for all event-related staffing. This includes box offices services, ticket-takers, ushers, security, police and fire, medical, lighting and audio/visual personnel and custodians. Tenants are instructed not to make any other staffing arrangements. The Pit requires general event staff, security, and parking personnel for the facility itself and the areas surrounding.
Food and Beverage
Sodexo Sports and Leisure has exclusive rights to all food and beverages sold and distributed inside The Pit. Tenants may not sell food and beverage at any time. Outside food and beverage may not be brought into the facility with the intention of distribution to patrons.
Sodexo Sports and Leisure has exclusivity over all catering services offered on the premises of The Pit. Arrangements for a catered event may be made through Sodexo Sports and Leisure.
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations
Event Management will assist with creating a successful marketing campaign for the event. This includes, radio ads, newspaper ads, coordinating event media, press releases, creating promotions, or hosting pre-event parties. Event management is capable of meeting every advertising, publicity, and promotional need. Proposals for advertising and promotional campaigns are developed upon request.
There is no better way to enjoy and event than with a group. For group ticketing information contact the Event Management at 505-925-5608.
Building (Concert Layout Maps)
Scoreboard: Yes Removable: No
2 x multipurpose video boards (1 on the North and 1 on the South)
2ft. ribbon boards on the (1 on East and 1 on West)
Stage and Grid Information
Type of stage: Wenger Show Master Size: Main stage is 54'8" between trusses and 38'1" deep, plus two wings at 18' x 17'4" inside trusses. Size is required for use with Grid.
Height from Floor to Stage: 76.5" Grid Capable Weight: 85,000 pounds
* Full stage of 54'8"W x 38'1"D x 76.5"H with double wings of 20'0" x 15'3" must be utilized in order to construct grid. Stage thrust is available, 2 - 4 x 8 sections only.
Type of Grid: Tom-Cat Size: Proscenium 53' between towers, Wing 18" between towers, Height 35' from stage floor
Stage Skirt: Yes Stage Skirt Color: Black
Skirt Size: 76.5" x 96'
Mixed Board Location: Located house right behind right section of floor seating (North end of building, appx. 60' from stage). Space for mix is appx. 26' x 20'. No obstructions. Maximum riser height is 1' other heights must be cleared through management due to loss of available seating.
Building roof has no steel to hang from. Rigging is by portable grid support only. Main rectangular grid (57' x 48') consists of six towers, two side towers, three main trusses and seven triangle trusses. Wings consist of four towers, two of which are shared with the main grid, three main trusses and two triangle trusses.
Height: Main grid is 46'0" at the sides and 48'6" at the center. Wings are at 46'.
Weight Limits: Maximum capacity of the roof grid is approximately 85,000 pounds. All rigging plots must be approved at least 30 days before event through UNM Public Events Technical Director Billy Tubb. (505) 277-9413
Is there a rigging beam on center: Yes
Weight Allowed: Appx. 300 lbs. plf. On three main trusses; 100 lbs. plf. on side trusses. 55,400 lbs. loaded to main grid. Wings hold remaining 24,600 lbs. given that all trusses are loaded with 250 lbs. plf. uniformly.
Do riggers walk trusses: Yes
Comments: Complete details of rigging information are available by calling the TD at (505) 277-9413.
4 200 AMP, 3 Phase disconnect
Exterior Bus Hookup: Yes Location: South East of stage
How many: 4 Comments: No provided generators. No Delta Supply.
There are NO House Spotlights
Location for spotlights: Club level, appx. 200' from stage. Concourse level mid court on West side
Pyro & Lasers
City of Albuquerque Fire Marshall makes day of show determination of safety. License required two weeks prior to event.
Load In & Load Out Location: South East corner of building
Number of trucks at a time: 3 Docks: No
Ramps: Yes Distance: 200' from stage Up/Down: Down for load in, up for load out
Parking for Trucks/Buses/Limos: South East lot next to ramp
Patron Parking: Parking is available on all sides of venue. No lot further than one block.
Cost: Included in ticket price. Security: Roving during event
Quantity: 3 large, 2 Small Location: mid-ramp, upstage right, appx. 155' from stage. Bonus room available. Production room provided with phones, toilet.
Comments: Showers, toilets available in all dressing rooms
Installation Cost: Included in rent. Each phone is direct dial out & in. Long distance available with AT&T & MCI phone card.
Building House Light Operator: Yes, required Time to Dark: Instant
Total Blackout: No, building requires minimum concourse lights for safety.
Public Address System: Yes Copy Machine: capable but no house copier Laundry: No
Custodial Services: yes Fax: capable but no house fax machine
9 restrooms located on the concourse level as well as 4 restrooms in the club/suite level
Concession stands are operated by Sodexo Sports and Leisure. There are 10 permanent stands as well as 2 portable stands with 42 points of sale located on the concourse level. There are 4 stands located on the suite/club level. These stands include multiple styles of food to adhere to any type of craving.
Mexican: quesadilla, ultimate nachos, and enchiladas
Deli: homemade deli sandwiches and green chili stew
Pizza: high quality pizzas including four custom pies
Grill: Angus burger, bratwurst, chicken fingers, French fries
Sweets: frozen drinks, homemade pastries, and an assortment of desserts
Carving Station: a rotation of meats including turkey, prime rib, New York flank and pulled pork sandwiches
Box Office Location
North East Corner
1111 University Blvd SE
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM MST, Mon-Fri
10 AM to 6 PM, MST Tue-Fri
12 PM to 4 PM, MST Sat
Box Office Phone Numbers
1-877-664-8661 Toll Free or 505-925-5858
(10 AM to 4PM MST, Monday thru Friday)