Binghamton University Events Center

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Binghamton University Events Center
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Former names Soccer Field
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Location 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY Official Address: Events Center, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Owner Binghamton University
Operator Binghamton University
Capacity 5,142 (basketball)
5,469 (half-house)
7,753 (end stage/maximum)
Surface Mondo Rubber Athletic Flooring (Track)
Robbins All-Star Plus (Basketball Court)
Construction
Broke ground Summer 2000
Opened January 31, 2004
Construction cost $33.1 million
($41.3 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Einhorn, Yaffee, and Prescott
General contractor Welliver McGuire Inc.
Tenants
Binghamton University Bearcats (America East Conference)

Binghamton University Events Center is the premier Division I Athletics and multipurpose facility at Binghamton University. The arena opened in 2004 and is adjacent to the Bearcat Sports Complex. It is home to the Binghamton Bearcats Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program and can seat 5,142 patrons for home games, and over 8,000 for other large scale events. It has hosted the 2005, 2006, and 2008 America East Conference men's basketball tournaments as well as the 2007 women's tournament. The Events Center was host to the 2009 America East Conference Championship game when the Bearcats defeated UMBC to make March Madness. The facility has also hosted commencements and concerts such as Bob Dylan, Green Day, Incubus, Ludacris, Foo Fighters, Drake (entertainer) and Harry Connick Jr. The arena contains 53000 square feet (160 feet by 320 feet) of space.

The Events Center hosting a Binghamton basketball match

History[edit]

The Events Center was built to create a Division I athletic and multipurpose facility in an addition to the West Gym. The majority of sports and athletic administration are located at the Events Center with the exception of certain sports, such as Swimming & Diving, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Events Center is surrounded by ample parking facilities, athletic fields, the new Bearcat Sports Complex for soccer and lacrosse competitions and tennis courts.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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Coordinates: 42°5′36″N 75°58′19″W / 42.09333°N 75.97194°W / 42.09333; -75.97194