University at Buffalo – Alumni Arena – Gymnasium
DESCRIPTION: The main court in the center of UB's Alumni Arena is the home court for both the UB men's and women's basketball teams as well as the volleyball and wrestling teams. Capacity is 6,783 following renovations during the summer of 2004 that included new chairback seating on both sides of the court, renovated bleacher seats on both ends and a new design and resurfacing of the court itself. The arena includes a state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems as well as a new video and scoring system. The eye-catching centerpiece is the new four-sided, center-hung LED display that provides live video, instant replays, and animations.
Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-3142 (716) 645-3754 (fax)
Sports Played Wrestling, Basketball, Volleyball
Seating Capacity: 6783
Lighted Outdoor Soccer Fields
Multi-purpose Outdoor Fields
HD Video Board
The Recreation and Athletics Complex (RAC) on the University’s North Campus includes Alumni Arena, a $12.5 million Phase II Building and a $1.5 million outdoor playing fields complex.
Alumni Arena’s main gymnasium is home to the Bulls’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, wrestling team and the women’s volleyball team. The largest “free-floating” hardwood floor in the United States at the time it was built, it features basketball, volleyball and badminton courts circled by a 200-meter track and seating for 6,100 spectators following renovations during the summer of 2004.
For basketball, Alumni Arena ranks as the second-largest on-campus facility in the state of New York, behind only Syracuse’s Carrier Dome. For volleyball matches, a specially designed sport-court from the 1993 World University Games is utilized.
The building includes three levels of offices, locker rooms, equipment and training-therapy rooms, seminar rooms and racquetball courts. The Phase II Building on the north side of Alumni Arena has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a separate diving well, a triple gymnasium and dance studio.
Other areas are a wrestling practice room, two weight-training rooms (a state-of-the-art fitness center and a varsity weight room), additional racquetball and squash courts, an erg room, and an aerobics room.
The playing fields complex is located behind Alumni Arena and features lighted soccer fields, field hockey, softball and several multi-purpose fields, 10 tennis courts, two basketball courts, two handball courts and an archery range.