SEFCU Arena

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SEFCU Arena
"The RACC"
SEFCU Arena.jpg
Former names Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC) (1992–2006)
Address 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222[Note 1]
Location Guilderland, New York[Note 1]
Owner University at Albany
Operator University at Albany
Capacity 4,538
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground 1990
Opened April 1992
Construction cost $11 million
($18.5 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect Mesick Cohen Waite Architects
General contractor U.W. Marx Construction
Tenants
UAlbany Great Danes basketball team
New York Buzz (2009–2010)
New York Sportimes (2011, 2013)

SEFCU Arena is a 4,538-seat multi-purpose arena, in Guilderland, New York.[2]

The arena opened in 1992, as the Recreation and Convocation Center, popularly known as "The RACC", in anticipation of UAlbany's move from Division III to Division I.The current name of SEFCU Arena was adopted on November 1, 2006, when UAlbany entered a 10-year naming rights deal with SEFCU, a federal credit union.[3]

SEFCU Arena is located behind the Physical Education building, which separates it from University Field. It is most notable for hosting the 2006 America East Conference men's basketball tournament championship, in which the Great Danes defeated Vermont, to earn their first bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

It is home to the University at Albany men's and women's Great Danes basketball teams. The arena also hosted the 2009 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, and is also the venue for the university's graduate commencement ceremonies.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The building's physical location is in Guilderland. Mail to the building for delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS) is addressed to 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222 from which it is delivered to the arena by University at Albany mail services. The building is physically located in ZIP code 12203, which is identified by the USPS as Albany but includes parts of both Albany and Guilderland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Duggan, Erin (December 12, 2002). "Census Spurs Money Dispute". Times Union (Albany). p. A1. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "SEFCU and University at Albany Forge A 10 Year Partnership". SUNY Albany Athletics. November 1, 2006. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 42°40′54″N 73°49′42″W / 42.68167°N 73.82833°W / 42.68167; -73.82833