Ellis Johnson Arena

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Coordinates: 38°11′20″N 83°25′44″W / 38.188786°N 83.429006°W / 38.188786; -83.429006 Ellis T. Johnson Arena is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Morehead, Kentucky, in the United States. Located in the Academic-Athletic Center on the campus of Morehead State University, it is the home to the Morehead State Eagles men's and women's basketball teams. Construction began in 1978, and the building opened in 1981. [1]

Johnson Arena largely replaced Wetherby Gymnasium which still houses the Eagles volleyball team. It hosted the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament in 1984[2] and has also hosted such entertainment acts as Alabama, David Letterman, M.C. Hammer, the Goo Goo Dolls, Alan Jackson, Dashboard Confessional, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt and Sawyer Brown. [3]

Academic-Athletic Center exterior, 2008


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