Christenberry Fieldhouse

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Christenberry Fieldhouse
Christenberry Fieldhouse floor.jpg
Location 3109 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
Owner Georgia Regents
Capacity 3,207[1]
Surface Northern Maplewood
Opened 1991
Tenants
Men's and women's basketball, volleyball

The George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse is a 3,026 seat facility on the campus of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, and is home to the athletics department as well as some classes. It is home to the Georgia Regents Jaguars men's and women's basketball teams as well as the women's volleyball team. The first game at Christenberry Fieldhouse was held on February 2, 1991 against the University of South Carolina, a 76-62 loss.

Christenberry Fieldhouse hosted the first four Peach Belt Conference Basketball Championships from 1992-1995, and again in 2004 and 2005. In addition, the arena has been the host venue of the NCAA Southeast Region of the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship each year from 2007 through 2011.[2]

Georgia Regents's men's basketball team, which competed as Augusta State University from 1996-2012, amassed a winning streak of 48 consecutive games played at Christenberry Fieldhouse that began on December 15, 2008 with an 80-68 defeat of conference foe Georgia College & State University. The streak ended with a 75-73 loss in the 2011 NCAA Southeast Region Championship to Anderson University on March 15, 2011.[3] Entering the 2012-2013 season, the Jaguars had amassed a home record of 74-4 (94.9 win percentage) from the 2007-2008 season through the 2011-2012 season.

In October 2011, a set of bleachers were added to one end zone of Christenberry Fieldhouse. The new bleachers are the new location of Georgia Regents's student section, known as "JagSwag". These new bleachers officially hold room for 405 spectators, raising the official capacity of the Fieldhouse from 2,216 to 2,621. A second set of bleachers were added to the opposite end zone during the 2012 offseason, boosting the official seating capacity to its current figure of 3,026. [1] The record attendance of 3,718 was set on February 3, 2010 in a 73-59 win over archrival University of South Carolina Aiken. This figure also marked the highest attendance ever to witness an Augusta State athletic event, and also marked a new Peach Belt Conference attendance record.[4]

The Fieldhouse hosts many events, ranging from the Elite32 Summer Jam to badminton leagues and Tai Chi classes.[5] [6]

Then-President Bill Clinton visited the venue on February 5, 1997. There is a plaque located near the main entrance to the arena honoring his visit. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/asu/2012-08-22/asu-mens-hoops-schedule-features-twist
  2. ^ "Peach Belt sends four teams to NCAA tournament". Peach Belt Conference. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Gay, Chris (15 March 2011). "Anderson men stun Augusta State in D-II tourney". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.jaguarsroar.com/sports/mbkb/2009-10/releases/20100805qj3zz1
  5. ^ "The ASC Report". Augusta Sports Council. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Christenberry Fieldhouse events". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.aug.edu/timeline.php

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