SEFCU Arena

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SEFCU Arena
"The RACC"
SEFCU Arena.jpg
Former names Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC) (1992–2006)
Location 1239 Washington Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12206
Broke ground 1990
Opened April 1992
Owner University at Albany
Operator University at Albany
Surface Hardwood
Construction cost $11 million
($18.5 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Mesick Cohen Waite Architects
General contractor U.W. Marx Construction
Capacity 4,538
Tenants
UAlbany Great Danes basketball team
New York Buzz (2009–present)

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, as well the New York Buzz, a member of World TeamTennis. The arena also hosted the 2009 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, and is also the venue for the university's graduate commencement ceremonies.

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