Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion

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Coordinates: 40°24′08″N 104°42′11″W / 40.402251°N 104.703097°W / 40.402251; -104.703097

Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
Butler-Hancock
Former names Butler-Hancock Hall
Location 1862 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80639
Owner University of Northern Colorado
Operator University of Northern Colorado
Capacity 2,992 (2011-present)
2,941 (2006-2011)
4,500 (1975-2006)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground 1974
Opened February 4, 1975
Construction cost $13.3 million (renovation)
Architect Lamar Kelsey and Associates
Tenants
Bears (NCAA)

Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion is a 2,992-seat multi-purpose arena in Greeley, Colorado, USA. It was built in 1974 and is home to the University of Northern Colorado Bears men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Bears volleyball, and indoor track and field programs.

Located on Northern Colorado's west campus, Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion serves as "The Home of the Bears." Named for longtime UNC coaches Pete Butler and John W. Hancock, Butler-Hancock Hall opened its doors February 4, 1975. The venue was renamed the Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion during the 2004-05 season. It hosted the finals of the 2011 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament.

The venue is undergoing renovations including a new seating structure involving chairback, permanent seating along the sides of the court as well as added seating behind each basket. There will be permanent chairback seating behind the east end basket and portable bleacher seating behind the west end goal.

Top 10 Butler-Hancock crowds[edit]

  • 4,674 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/18/89)
  • 4,429 vs. Augustana (2/23/89)
  • 4,013 vs. Alaska-Farbanks (3/17/89)
  • 3,875 vs. South Dakota State (2/25/89)
  • 3,586 vs. Air Force (2/4/75)
  • 3,311 vs. Denver (2/7/05)
  • 3,192 vs. Colorado State (12/1/09)
  • 3,104 vs. South Dakota (1/19/89)
  • 3,013 vs. Denver (12/28/09)
  • 2,932 vs. Metro State (12/5/86)

UNC men's basketball year-by-year at Butler-Hancock[edit]

Year Record Pct.

  • 1974-75 4-1 .800
  • 1975-76 8-3 .727
  • 1976-77 6-3 .667
  • 1977-78 9-5 .643
  • 1978-79 5-6 .455
  • 1979-80 6-5 .545
  • 1980-81 4-7 .364
  • 1981-82 9-2 .818
  • 1982-83 7-5 .583
  • 1983-84 3-8 .273
  • 1984-85 13-1 .929
  • 1985-86 9-5 .643
  • 1986-87 10-2 .833
  • 1987-88 10-3 .769
  • 1988-89 15-2 # .882
  • 1989-90 7-6 .538
  • 1990-91 2-10 .167
  • 1991-92 12-4 .750
  • 1992-93 8-5 .615
  • 1993-94 6-7 .462
  • 1994-95 7-6 .538
  • 1995-96 5-7 .417
  • 1996-97 5-8 .385
  • 1997-98 10-3 .769
  • 1998-99 6-6 .500
  • 1999-00 5-7 .417
  • 2000-01 7-5 .583
  • 2001-02 9-3 .750
  • 2002-03 5-6 .455
  • 2003-04 4-5 .444
  • 2004-05 7-4 .636
  • 2005-06 5-9 .357
  • 2006-07 3-9 .250
  • 2007-08 9-4 .692
  • 2008-09 9-4 .692
  • 2009-10 13-2 .867
  • 2010-11 14-0 1.000

Total 276-172 .616

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