Christl Arena

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Christl Arena
Holleder Center
Army vs Navy 2010
Full name Edward C. Christl Jr. Arena
Location 600 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996
Broke ground April 1983
Opened 1 October 1985
Owner U.S. Military Academy
Operator U.S. Military Academy
Surface Hardwood
Construction cost $16 million
(entire Holleder Center)
($35.1 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Capacity 5,043 (basketball)
Tenants
Army Black Knights
(men's and women's basketball)

Christl Arena is a 5,043-seat, multi-purpose arena in West Point, New York. It was built in 1985 as part of the Major Donald W. Holleder Center, which also houses Tate Rink. It is home to the United States Military Academy's Army Black Knights men's and women's basketball teams. It was named after 1st Lieutenant Edward C. Christl Jr. '44, a former basketball captain who was killed in combat in Austria during World War II. (Maj. Holleder, '56, the namesake of the athletic center, was an All-American football and basketball player killed in combat in Vietnam in 1967.)

The arena hosted portions of the 1995 and 1999 Patriot League men's basketball tournaments, as well as portions of the 2006 and 2008 Patriot League women's basketball tournament, including the 2006 Patriot League championship game, as Army defeated Holy Cross, clinching the first Division I NCAA Tournament bid in program history.

Top 11 Christl Arena crowds[edit]

  • 5,195 Navy 8 Feb 2014
  • 5,178 Navy 22 Jan 2011
  • 5,163 Navy 20 Feb 2010
  • 5,125 Navy 28 Feb 2004
  • 5,102 Navy 17 Feb 1995
  • 5,055 Duke 16 Nov 1997
  • 5,039 Navy 15 Feb 1994
  • 5,025 Navy 24 Feb 1990
  • 4,462 Navy 31 Jan 2003
  • 4,256 Navy 23 Feb 2002
  • 4,164 Lafayette 9 Feb 1990

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References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 41°23′11″N 73°57′57″W / 41.38641°N 73.96571°W / 41.38641; -73.96571