Alex G. Spanos Center
|Full name||Alex G. Spanos Center|
|Location||1178 Larry Heller Drive
Stockton, CA 95211
|Owner||University of the Pacific|
|Operator||University of the Pacific|
|Broke ground||August 1979|
|Opened||September 9, 1981|
|Construction cost||$7 million
($18.2 million in 2014 dollars)
|Pacific Tigers men's basketball
Pacific Tigers women's basketball
Pacific Tigers men's volleyball
Pacific Tigers women's volleyball
The Alex G. Spanos Center opened on 9 September 1981 and was constructed for over $7 million. It is named after Pacific alumnus and San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos. The arena consists of 3,000 chair-back seats with the rest of the capacity coming from bleacher style seating. If needed, the arena can expand its capacity to 8,000 for certain events. This arena was the premiere sports and entertainment venue in the Stockton area until the completion of Stockton Arena in 2005.
Alex G. Spanos Center is currently under frequent use by the University of the Pacific's sports programs. The Pacific Tigers men's basketball and Pacific Tigers women's basketball teams, as well as the Pacific Tigers men's volleyball and Pacific Tigers women's volleyball call the Spanos Center home.