Stan Sheriff Center

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Stan Sheriff Center
"The Stan"
During 2011 Hawaii-USC Volleyball Match
Former names Special Events Arena (1994-1998)
Location 1355 Lower Campus Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822-2312
Coordinates 21°17′39.45″N 157°49′07.95″W / 21.2942917°N 157.8188750°W / 21.2942917; -157.8188750Coordinates: 21°17′39.45″N 157°49′07.95″W / 21.2942917°N 157.8188750°W / 21.2942917; -157.8188750
Owner University of Hawaii at Manoa
Operator University of Hawaii at Manoa
Capacity 10,300
Surface Hardwood
Broke ground December 1992
Opened October 21, 1994
Construction cost $32.2 million
Architect Kauahikaua and Chun (Honolulu)
Heery Architects (Atlanta)
Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (women's basketball, women's volleyball)
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (men's basketball, men's volleyball)
Diamond Head Classic

The Stan Sheriff Center is a 10,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Honolulu CDP,[1] City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Initially named the Special Events Arena in when it opened in 1994, the arena was renamed in 1998 after the late Stan Sheriff, a former UH athletic director who lobbied for its construction.


Stan Sheriff Center is home to the University of Hawaiʻi men's Rainbow Warriors basketball and Warriors volleyball, and the women's Rainbow Wahine basketball, and Rainbow Wahine volleyball teams.

In May 12, 1998, the Miss Universe pageant was held at the Center.[2] The Diamond Head Classic midseason college basketball tournament is held in December.[3] and the annual regional FIRST Robotics Competition. As Hawaii's largest indoor arena, the Stan Sheriff Center is the site of many major concert tours in Honolulu. Concert capacity is 11,000 for an end-stage show and 11,300 for a center-stage show. The World Championship Wrestling used the Stan Sheriff Center as its Hawaiian stop from 1994 until the organization folded in 2001.


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