Pizzitola Sports Center

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Paul Baily Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center
The Pitz, The Towers
Pizzitola-Front.JPG
Location Hope St & Lloyd Ave
Providence, RI 02906
Broke ground 1987
Opened February, 1989
Owner Brown University
Operator Brown University
Construction cost $7.6 million
Architect Eggers Group, New York City
Capacity 2,800
Tenants
Brown University Bears (Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling & squash)

The Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center, often referred to as "the Pitz" by students,[1] is a 2,800-seat multi-purpose athletic center in Providence, Rhode Island which was built in 1989. It is home to the Brown University Bears men's and women's basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling & squash teams.[2] It was built adjacent to Meehan Auditorium on Lloyd Avenue[3] as a replacement for Marvel Gymnasium, which was located next to Brown Stadium on Elmgrove Ave.[4] The building was named for Paul Bailey Pizzitola '81, whose father contributed $2 million to its construction. The lobby of the building is named for Brown attendee (1887–89) and football legend John Heisman, Brown class of 1891.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivy Hoops Doubleheader On YES This Weekend at ivyleaguesports.com, URL accessed November 22, 2009. Archived 11/22/09
  2. ^ a b Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center at brownbears.com, URL accessed November 22, 2009. Archived 11/22/09
  3. ^ Letter size printable PDF of the entire Brown campus at planetary.brown.edu, URL accessed November 22, 2009. Archived 11/22/09
  4. ^ Marvel Gymnasium at brown.edu, URL accessed November 22, 2009. Archived 11/22/09

Coordinates: 41°49′54″N 71°23′53″W / 41.831743°N 71.398043°W / 41.831743; -71.398043