Earl K. Long Gymnasium

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Earl K. Long Gymnasium
Location 500 East Saint Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, LA
Coordinates 30°12′40.9″N 92°1′7.9″W / 30.211361°N 92.018861°W / 30.211361; -92.018861Coordinates: 30°12′40.9″N 92°1′7.9″W / 30.211361°N 92.018861°W / 30.211361; -92.018861
Owner University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Operator University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Capacity Official: 1,121[1]
Opened 1939
Tenants
Volleyball (NCAA) (1976–present)

Earl K. Long Gymnasium is a 1,121 seat multi-purpose sports venue on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is home of the Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball and volleyball teams. It was built in 1939 and named for Earl K. Long, who served as governor of Louisiana at the time.[2] The gym was home to the Ragin' Cajuns' men's program until 1950, when the teams moved to Blackham Coliseum.[3]

Located on the main campus, E. K. Long Gym houses all of the women's' athletic administrative offices, including women's basketball, women's soccer, softball, and volleyball.[4]

Women's basketball doubleheaders with the men's basketball team are played at the Cajundome.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earl K. Long Gym". The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Enrollment Services". University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Long Gym Improving". Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun Athletic Network. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Earl K. Long Gym". RaginCajuns.com. Retrieved 1 October 2014.