Old Dominion University Fieldhouse

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Old Dominion University Fieldhouse was a 5,200 seat multi-purpose arena in Norfolk, Virginia. It opened in 1970. It was home to the Old Dominion University Monarchs and Lady Monarchs basketball teams until the 2002-03 basketball season, when the Ted Constant Convocation Center opened.[1]

The venue played host to the American Basketball Association's Virginia Squires for some games in the 1970-71 season.[2] It was the site of the final game of the ECAC Southern Region Tournament, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college basketball tournament organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), in 1977; the tournament champion received an automatic bid to the 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[3][4]

The Fieldhouse has also hosted concerts. Frank Zappa played there on April 22, 1980.

In 2006 Tim Nolan set a world record, juggling 11 balls at the Fieldhouse.[5]

The Fieldhouse is currently[when?][needs update] undergoing major renovations to become a new athletics facility for the Old Dominion University community. The new facility will include indoor tennis and swimming.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 36°53′09″N 76°18′41″W / 36.885959°N 76.311494°W / 36.885959; -76.311494