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802-A Wilson Street, NW

Decatur, AL 35601

(non-mailing address)

 

256-341-4835

256-341-4939 fax

 

Pavilion Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Lori Boger 

Ingalls' Iron Works was originally established in 1910 by Robert Ingalls, in Titusville, Alabama, and grew to be the largest steel company in the region. The shipyard in Decatur, Alabama, on the Tennessee River, was started in 1937. As World War II approached, the yard’s small size forced Ingalls to look for a bigger site, first in Birmingham, Alabama, then in Chickasaw, Georgia, and finally in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Ingalls’ shipbuilding interests were sold to Litton Industries in 1961 then to Trinity Industries in 1981. Trinity closed the Decatur yard due to inspections that revealed the yard’s facilities were outdated and would require significant capital investment. Trinity opted to shut down the yard, ending 44 years of shipbuilding in Decatur.

 
 
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In 2001, the Decatur-Morgan County Hospitality Association voted to self-impose a room occupancy fee, the proceeds of which would be used for tourism product development. With funds generated from this self-imposed room occupancy fee, Ingalls Harbor was built and rests on 27 acres on the south side of the Tennessee River.
 
 
 
Ingalls Harbor has quickly become one of the best boat launch sites in the nation, attracting many nationally-acclaimed sport fishing tournaments each year including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Wal-Mart FLW Series, American Bass  Anglers, and Bassmaster Weekend Series.
 
Construction began in the summer of 2011 for the new entertainment pavilion at Ingalls Harbor. The 27,000-square foot multi-purpose pavilion more than doubles the city’s capacity for hosting large gatherings and opens the opportunity for even bigger and better things for Decatur and Morgan County allowing the River City to continue to attract national tournaments as well as additional family-friendly activities, corporate events, expositions, outdoor shows, art exhibitions and festivals.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingalls Harbor Pavilion Rental Application
 
The pavilion seats 1,200+ people and may be used as an open air facility or enclosed with glass doors and heating which allows practical use throughout the year.  The Ingalls Harbor Pavilion is wonderful for our multiple fishing tournaments and other special events held throughout the year.  The facility is available for private rentals on the 1/2 day (6 hours) or full day (15 hours max).  Additional time is $200 per hour.

 

Amenities

• 19 ft by 12 ft conference room available

• Men’s, women’s and family restroom facilities

• 202 parking spaces; 7 ADA spaces

• Outdoor patio with fireplace

• 15 overhead doors (11 ft wide by 14 ft tall) can allow The Pavilion
   to be an open air facility. Close the  doors and the Pavilion becomes
   
a closed facility

• Tractor trailer access for larger staged events; designed
   to accommodate large entertainment attractions

• Heated; with three large rotary fans for air circulation

• Complete audio-visual capabilities provided; 32-speaker audio
   system with remote control systems

• Spatial use can be adapted from a family reunion picnic to a BASS

   weigh-in, from a live band concert venue to a black tie gala. Its only
   limit is the imagination!

• Commercial grade catering kitchen 

 

 

Floor Plan

Ingalls Harbor

 

 


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