McLeod Center

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McLeod Center
The MC
Location Cedar Falls, Iowa
Owner University of Northern Iowa
Operator University of Northern Iowa
Capacity 6,650 (Volleyball, Basketball, and Wrestling)
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground October 9, 2004
Opened November 18, 2006
Construction cost $26 million
($30.4 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect HLKB Architecture
Crawford Architects
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.[2]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[3]
General contractor Cardinal Construction[4]
UNI Panthers (Division I Missouri Valley Conference) (2006–present)

McLeod Center (The MC) is a 6,650-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, currently housing the school's teams in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and wrestling. The arena opened November 18, 2006 with a volleyball game against Bradley. The other three UNI teams made their debuts in the facility over the next three days—men's basketball versus Milwaukee on November 19, women's basketball against Iowa State on November 20, and wrestling versus Iowa on November 21.

South entrance of the McLeod Center at the University of Northern Iowa

The McLeod Center replaced the UNI-Dome as the home of the school's basketball teams and West Gymnasium as the home of the volleyball and wrestling teams. The McLeod Center is located on the west end of the campus, directly south of the UNIDome and connected by a covered walkway.


Depictions of volleyball, American football, and wrestling at the McLeod Center at the University of Northern Iowa


  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ MPA Focus Summer 09
  3. ^ "College Arenas". M-E Engineers, Inc. Archived from the original on January 13, 2008. 
  4. ^ McLeod Center | Rod Library

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Coordinates: 42°30′50″N 92°28′02″W / 42.51395°N 92.46714°W / 42.51395; -92.46714