Auburn Arena

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Auburn Arena
AuburnArena.jpg
Location 250 Beard-Eaves Court
Auburn, AL 36849
Coordinates 32°36′09″N 85°29′35″W / 32.60253°N 85.49301°W / 32.60253; -85.49301Coordinates: 32°36′09″N 85°29′35″W / 32.60253°N 85.49301°W / 32.60253; -85.49301
Owner Auburn University
Operator Auburn University
Capacity 9,121
Construction
Broke ground August 29, 2008[1]
Opened October 15, 2010[5]
Construction cost $92.5 million
($100 million in 2015 dollars[2])
Architect 360 Architecture[3]
Davis Architects, Inc.[4]
Structural engineer Walter P Moore[3]
Services engineer Smith Seckman Reid Inc.[3]
General contractor B.L. Harbert/Robins & Morton[3]
Tenants
Auburn Tigers
(Basketball & Gymnastics)

Auburn Arena is a 9,121-seat multi-purpose arena in Auburn, Alabama, on the campus of Auburn University. Built in 2010 to replace Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum, the $92.5 million facility is the home of the Auburn Tigers men's and women's basketball and women's gymnastics teams. It is located on the west side of the Auburn campus, near Wire Road between Thatch Avenue and Heisman Drive. Aside from the main court, the arena also contains two practice courts, a weight room, twelve suites, coaches offices, the Auburn Ticket Office, and the Lovelace Athletic Museum. Along the west side of the arena is a large monument to the Auburn Creed.

History[edit]

Auburn Arena opened for the 2010-2011 NCAA men's and women's basketball seasons. Auburn's men's basketball team lost its inaugural game at the arena to UNC Asheville, 7069, in overtime.[6] Its first win in the new arena was a 68-66 win over Middle Tennessee. Auburn's women's basketball team won its inaugural game, 79-61, over Mercer.[7] Auburn Arena hosted games for the first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodbery, Evan (August 29, 2008). "Scenes From Auburn's Arena Groundbreaking". The Birmingham News. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala.". South Central Construction. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Auburn Arena". Davis Architects, Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ Woodbery, Evan (October 15, 2010). "A Glitzy Grand Opening for Auburn's New Basketball Home". The Birmingham News. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Woodbery, Evan (November 12, 2010). "Auburn Opens New Arena with Overtime Loss to UNC-Asheville". The Birmingham News. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ Murphy, Mark (November 12, 2010). "Fortner's Tigers Win Auburn Arena Opener". Scout. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Paulling, Daniel (March 20, 2011). "Ketcham's Homecoming". The Birmingham News. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 

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