HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama A&M University (AAMU) cut the ribbon on two new buildings — a welcome center and a new 6,000-seat event center — on Thursday and Friday.

According to a social media post made by the university, the 135,000 square foot event center will serve as the site for many major events, including sports and graduation ceremonies. While the welcome center building will house AAMU’s hall of fame, admissions office, meeting rooms, and a Chick-Fil-A location.

The new event center is located on Memorial Parkway between Louis Crews Stadium and the Huntsville Police Department’s (HPD) North Precinct.

The new welcome center is situated at the corner of Meridian Street and Chase Road.

The ribbon cutting Friday morning was attended by AAMU President Daniel K. Wims, President Emeritus Dr. Andrew Hugine, members of the university’s board of trustees, administrators, and community leaders.

See a full gallery of the ribbon cutting photos here: