Vines Center

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The Vines Convocation Center
"The Furnace"
LU Flames Basketball.JPG
Liberty Flames men's basketball in 2008
Location 1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Owner Liberty University
Operator Liberty University
Capacity 8,085 (Basketball)
10,000 (Special Events)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground 1988
Opened October 22, 1990[3]
Construction cost $7.5 million
($13.5 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Haken/Corley and Associates[2]
General contractor McDevitt & Street[2]
Tenants
Liberty Flames Basketball (1990-present)
Liberty Convocation

The Vines Center is an 8,085-seat multi-purpose arena in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was built in 1990 and is home to the Liberty University Flames (men's) and Lady Flames (women's) basketball teams. It hosted the Big South Conference men's basketball tournament from 1995–98, and also all rounds of the tourney except for the first round in 2003 and 2004. In the fall of 2008 the Vines Center underwent a major renovation of all seating. New red and blue cushioned seats were installed and new blue plastic game seats were put in place.

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. announced on August 28, 2009 that the university plans to upgrade seating in the Vines Center from 8,000 to 11,000 for athletic contests and 12,000 for convocation. The plans also call for columns and a brick facade to adorn the outside of the facility.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b http://www.libertyflames.com/index.cfm?PID=13647
  3. ^ http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1064&context=lib_fac_pubs
  4. ^ Major Renovations Announced for the Vines Center

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Coordinates: 37°20′57″N 79°10′52″W / 37.349068°N 79.180998°W / 37.349068; -79.180998