John M. Belk Arena

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John M. Belk Arena
McKillop Court
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Location 200 Baker Drive
Davidson, North Carolina, USA
Owner Davidson College
Operator Davidson College
Capacity 5,223
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground September 1988
Opened November 12, 1989
Construction cost $12.3 million
($23.4 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect O'Dell and Associates
General contractor Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Tenants
Davidson College men's and women's basketball
Davidson College women's volleyball

John M. Belk Arena is a 5,223-seat multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

It is named for Davidson alumnus and benafactor John M. Belk (1920–2007), class of 1943.

As the centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex, it is home to the Davidson Wildcats men's and women's basketball teams, the Davidson Wildcats wrestling team, and the women's volleyball team.

The playing surface is named "McKillop Court" in honor of current men's basketball coach Bob McKillop, the winningest coach in school history.[2]

Bob Dylan performed at the arena during his 2006 North American Tour on May 2, 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ DeCourcy, Mike. Davidson surprises Bob McKillop by naming program's court after him. Sporting News, 2014-02-01.

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Coordinates: 35°29′57″N 80°50′26″W / 35.499278°N 80.840521°W / 35.499278; -80.840521