Gersten Pavilion

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Gersten Pavilion
Hank's House
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Location 7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Owner Loyola Marymount University
Operator Loyola Marymount University
Capacity 4,156 (1981)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Opened January 15, 1981
Construction cost $4.2 million
($10.9 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect John Aleksich
Tenants
Loyola Marymount Lions
(Men's and Women's basketball, Women's Volleyball)

The Gersten Pavilion is a 4,156 seat multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the Loyola Marymount University Lions. It was built in 1981. It is also the part-time practice home for the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the site for the weightlifting competition for the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2] On March 4, 1990, LMU star Hank Gathers died during a West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament game from cardiomyopathy. The tourney was promptly suspended and LMU was awarded the NCAA bid based on their regular season title. The facility also hosted the WCC tournament in 1997. The arena is known among LMU alumni as "Hank's House," after fallen LMU basketball star Hank Gathers.

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  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 150-2.

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Coordinates: 33°58′3″N 118°24′56″W / 33.96750°N 118.41556°W / 33.96750; -118.41556