William H. Pitt Center

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William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center
Home of the Sacred Heart Pioneers
Inside the Pitt Center
Full name William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center
Location 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
Coordinates 41°13′9.98″N 73°14′40.66″W / 41.2194389°N 73.2446278°W / 41.2194389; -73.2446278Coordinates: 41°13′9.98″N 73°14′40.66″W / 41.2194389°N 73.2446278°W / 41.2194389; -73.2446278
Owner City of Fairfield
Operator Sacred Heart University
Capacity 2,062
Surface Mondo flooring
Construction
Broke ground 1995
Opened August 17, 1997 (1997-08-17)
Construction cost $13.8 million
($20.3 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Rose Tiso & Co. LLC
Project manager CPM & Associates
Tenants
Sacred Heart Pioneers (1997-present)

The William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center is a 2,062-seat multipurpose arena in Fairfield, Connecticut on the campus of Sacred Heart University. It was opened in August 1997 and is home to Sacred Heart University athletics. It hosted the finals of the 2008 Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament.

Constructing the facility cost $13.8 million. The William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center has three levels and houses four basketball courts, a fitness center, an aerobics and fencing room, and a sports medicine and rehabilitation center. Outdoors near the Pitt Center, there is an artificial turf athletic field with an eight-lane outdoor running track, six artificial surface tennis courts, and several grass fields and trails around campus.[2]

In 2007, the Pitt Center underwent major renovations. On the lower level, a wrestling room, a weight room, more locker room space, and new floors were added. The Pitt Center also was re-painted. [2]

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  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Pioneer Athletics - Sacred Heart University". Retrieved 2008-06-20. 

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