LSU Basketball Practice Facility

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LSU Basketball Practice Facility
LSU Basketball Practice Facility.jpg
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
USA
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
Capacity 1600 (800 each gym)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground 2008
Opened 2010
Construction cost $15 million
Architect Tom Holden Architects and RDG Sports
Tenants
LSU Tigers basketball (NCAA)
LSU Lady Tigers basketball (NCAA)

The LSU Tigers basketball and Lady Tigers basketball Practice Facility is connected to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center through the Northwest portal.[1][2] The facility features separate, full-size duplicate gymnasiums for the men's and women's basketball teams. Each gym spans 11,324 square feet and includes a regulation NCAA court in length with two regulation high school courts in the opposition direction.[3] The courts are exact replicas of the Maravich Center game court and have two portable goals and four retractable goals. The gymnasiums are equipped with a scoreboard, video filming balcony and scorer's table with video and data connection that enable instant replay. The facility also houses team locker rooms, a team lounge, training rooms, coach's offices and locker rooms, a media room, laundry facility and storage areas.[4]

The building also includes a two-story lobby and staircase that ascends to the second level where a club room holds 500 people for pre-game and post-game events.[5] The club room is connected to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center concourse. The lobby includes team displays and graphics, trophy cases and memorabilia of LSU Basketball. A 900-pound bronze statue of LSU legend Shaquille O'Neal is located in front of the facility.[6]

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  1. ^ "Ribbon-cutting opens new LSU basketball practice facility". WAFB TV. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ "LSU opens new basketball practice facility". NCAA. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. ^ "LSU Basketball Practice Facility". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. ^ "LSU has grand opening for basketball practice facility". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  5. ^ "LSU has grand opening for basketball practice facility". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. ^ "LSU Basketball Practice Facility". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

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