Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center

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Wellness, Recreation & Athletic Center
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 73°58′45″W / 40.69059°N 73.979176°W / 40.69059; -73.979176
Broke ground April 2004
Opened January 26, 2006
Owner Long Island University
Operator Long Island University
Surface Hardwood
Construction cost $45 million
($52.6 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Arquitectonica
Project manager rcRussell Construction Management Services, LLC.
Capacity 2,500
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

Wellness, Recreation & Athletic Center (WRAC) is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Brooklyn, New York. It was built in 2006 and is home to the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds men's basketball team.[2] The Blackbirds previously played their home games at the Schwartz Athletic Center. The WRAC hosted the finals of the 2011 Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament.

Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center

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  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Kuntzman, Gersh (March 14, 2012). "Barclays Center Deal Puts Blackbirds In A Much-Bigger Nest". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012. "The team, after all, has a 27-game winning street at its current home, the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center on Ashland Place." 

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