Dunn–Oliver Acadome

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Dunn–Oliver Acadome
ASU Acadome June09.jpg
Former names Joe. L. Reed Acadome (1992–2008)
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates 32°21′43″N 86°17′35″W / 32.36185°N 86.293158°W / 32.36185; -86.293158Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 86°17′35″W / 32.36185°N 86.293158°W / 32.36185; -86.293158
Operator Alabama State University
Capacity 7,400
Opened 1992
Tenants
Alabama State Hornets

The Dunn–Oliver Acadome is a 7,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama. Opened in 1992, it is home to the Alabama State Hornets basketball team of Alabama State University.

From its opening until May 2008, it was named the Joe L. Reed Acadome, after Dr. Joe L. Reed, who played a significant, high profile leadership role at ASU.[1] In 2008, the Alabama State Board of Trustees voted to remove Reed's name from the building, based upon claims that Reed gave the university negative publicity and wasted taxpayer money by filing too many frivolous lawsuits. The trustees renamed the court in honor of the university's two most successful basketball coaches, Charles Johnson "C.J." Dunn and James V. Oliver.[2][3] This furthered a debate between members of the board and Reed's supporters. In the 2009 legislative session, two legislators filed bills to restore Reed's name to the building, but both were withdrawn.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama State Board removes Joe L. Reed's name from Acadome, Omnidan News, May 30, 2008, retrieved 2008-12-06 
  2. ^ ASU board votes to rename Acadome in honor of winning coaches, Montgomery Advertiser, 2010-01-15, retrieved 2010-01-15 
  3. ^ ASU Board Chisels Reed's Name Off Acadome (Read the Resolution), WSFA 12 News, May 30, 2008, retrieved 2009-03-14 
  4. ^ Smitherman's reasons for a Joe L. Reed Acadome, WSFA 12 News, February 6, 2009, retrieved 2009-03-14 

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