|Location||2601 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
|Opened||December 1, 1992|
|Construction cost||$12.5 million
($21 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||RDG Planning & Design|
|General contractor||BCS Construction Services|
|Drake Bulldogs (NCAA) (1992–present)|
The Knapp Center is a 7,152 seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It was built in 1992, and is the home of the Drake Bulldogs. The first Drake Bulldogs basketball game was played on December 5, 1992.
The namesake of the arena comes from William Knapp, who is the chairman of Iowa Realty and a member of the Drake University Board of Trustees. He played a key role in financing the arena with $3 million gift towards construction.
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