The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, also known as Mack Sports Complex, or just "The Mack" for short, is a 5,124-seat multi-purpose arena in Hempstead, New York. The arena opened in 1999 and replaced the Physical Fitness Center.
It is home to the Hofstra UniversityPride men's and women's basketballteams, as well as the nationally ranked Pride wrestling team. It hosted the 2000 and 2001 title games of the America East Conference men's basketball tournaments, and also hosted two Postseason NIT games in 2006 (against Nebraska of the Big Twelve, and Old Dominion of the CAA). In 2006, Hofstra Arena was renamed the 'David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex'. Hofstra belongs to the CAA (Colonial Athletic Association). Before an overtime loss to Drexel University in February, the Pride had previously won 28 consecutive regular season home games at the Mack. The Mack was also home to the nation's second longest home win streak (behind Gonzaga University) in 2006, before the Pride's NIT Quarterfinals loss to Old Dominion University. Hofstra University Men's Basketball has developed an excellent fan base on Long Island, especially in Nassau County, as it has posted 20-win seasons over the past 4 years under head coach Tom Pecora.
Hofstra Arena also hosts other events year round, such as college fairs, graduations and Kellenberg Memorial High School's Blue and Gold Sports Night. "The Mack" also hosted the final Presidential Debate of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama as well as the town hall format of the second Presidential Debate of the 2012 Presidential election between Republican Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama.