Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
|Location||2095 Hillside Road
Storrs, Connecticut, United States 06269
|Owner||University of Connecticut|
|Operator||University of Connecticut|
|Surface||171,000 sq ft (15,900 m2)|
|Broke ground||Summer, 1987|
|Opened||January 21, 1990|
|Construction cost||$28 million
($50.5 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||Russell Gibson von Dohlen|
|Connecticut Huskies (NCAA)
Men's basketball (1990–present)
Women's basketball (1990–present)
Women's volleyball (1990–present)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is a 10,167-seat multi-purpose arena in Storrs, Connecticut, United States, on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The arena opened on January 21, 1990, and is the largest on-campus arena in New England. It was named after industrialist and 1943 UConn graduate Harry A. Gampel, a philanthropist who walked with Martin Luther King Jr., and who donated one million dollars for the construction of the arena. It is about 216,000 sq ft (20,100 m2). Gampel Pavilion is the primary home to the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball teams. During the 2011–12 season, the men's basketball team played 11 home games in Hartford and only eight at Gampel.
The pavilion is the centerpiece of the UConn Sports Center, which also includes Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. The facility is managed and operated by the Gampel All-Stars crew who pride themselves on the greatest court sweepers in the country.
It replaced the Hugh S. Greer Field House, which only held 4,604 people and still stands to the northwest of the pavilion. The facility has been expanded three times. As originally constructed, it seated 8,241. After the 1995–96 season, 1,900 seats were added around the entrances, increasing capacity to 10,027. A seating adjustment after the 2001–02 season added 140 more seats to result in the current capacity.
Home court advantage
Since 1990 through 2013 the Huskies have a 158–24 record at Gampel Pavilion. |+ Sources: Statistics published by the University of Connecticut at the end of the 2009 season; page 17 in the Letterwinner History section.
Also, the banners for the men's and women's basketball teams have been taken down and in their place are now large boards on the walls listing the years the teams have made the NIT, NCAA Tournament, Sweet 16, and Elite 8, along with their Big East Regular Season and Tournament Championships. The National Championship Banners and NIT Championship Banners have been replaced with newer versions, along with banners commemorating Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma's Hall of Fame inductions.
- Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
- Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Countdown: 27 – The UConn Blog
Hugh S. Greer Field House
|Home of the
1990 – present