Alico Arena

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Alico Arena
Alico arena-smaller.jpg
Location FGCU Parkway East
Fort Myers, Florida 33913[1]
Owner Florida Gulf Coast University
Operator Florida Gulf Coast University
Capacity 4,633 (basketball)
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground 2000
Opened December 2, 2002[4]
Construction cost $11,900,000
($15.6 million in 2015 dollars[2])
Architect Hastings+Chivetta
General contractor Manhattan Kraft Construction, Inc.[3]
Tenants
FGCU Eagles Basketball
FGCU Eagles Volleyball

Alico Arena, also known as The Nest and Dunk City, is a 120,000 sq ft (11,000 m2) multipurpose arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. It is the home of the FGCU Eagles volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams. It holds 4,633 people in basketball configuration. It also features four practice courts, six suites, twelve locker rooms, and the offices of the Athletics Department.

Eagle statue at the entrance of Alico Arena

Alico, a large Florida agribusiness with longstanding ties to the university (Alico actually donated the site of FGCU's campus), paid for the arena's naming rights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ This is the physical location. The mailing address is 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565.
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com/manhattan-construction/projects?ptype=7&pid=184
  4. ^ Handel, Craig (December 2, 2002). "Alico Arena Debuts". The News Press. 

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Coordinates: 26°28′16″N 81°45′53″W / 26.47111°N 81.76472°W / 26.47111; -81.76472