Auburn Arena

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Auburn Arena
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Location 250 Beard-Eaves Court
Auburn, AL 36849
Coordinates 32°36′09″N 85°29′35″W / 32.60253°N 85.49301°W / 32.60253; -85.49301Coordinates: 32°36′09″N 85°29′35″W / 32.60253°N 85.49301°W / 32.60253; -85.49301
Owner Auburn University
Operator Auburn University
Capacity Basketball: 9,121
Gymnastics: 7,424
Volleyball: 2,000
Construction
Broke ground August 29, 2008[1]
Opened October 15, 2010[5]
Construction cost $86 million
($93.3 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect 360 Architecture[3]
Davis Architects, Inc.[4]
Structural engineer Walter P Moore[3]
Services engineer Smith Seckman Reid Inc.[3]
General contractor B.L. Harbert/Robins & Morton[3]
Tenants
Auburn Tigers (NCAA)
Men's basketball (2010–present)
Women's basketball (2010–present)
Women's gymnastics (2010–present)
Women's volleyball (2013–present)

Auburn Arena is a 9,121-seat multi-purpose arena in Auburn, Alabama, on the campus of Auburn University. Built in 2010 to replace Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum, the $86 million facility is the home of the Auburn Tigers men's and women's basketball, women's gymnastics, and women's volleyball teams. It is located on the west side of the Auburn campus, near Wire Road between Thatch Avenue and Heisman Drive. Aside from the main court, the arena also contains two practice courts, a weight room, twelve suites, coaches offices, the Auburn Ticket Office, and the Lovelace Athletic Museum. Along the west side of the arena is a large monument to the Auburn Creed.

History[edit]

On June 29, 2007, Auburn University announced plans to build a new $92.5 million (eventually completed under budget at $86 million) basketball arena and practice facilities to replace Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.[6] Auburn held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility 13 months later on August 29, 2008.[7]

Auburn held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Auburn Arena on October 15, 2010.[8] That night Auburn held the official grand opening for the new arena. Many celebrities were in attendance, including former Auburn men's basketball player Charles Barkley. The event concluded with a Harlem Globetrotters game.[9]

The Auburn men's and women's basketball teams played their first competitive games in Auburn Arena in a doubleheader on November 12, 2010. The women's team defeated Mercer 79-61,[10] and the men's team lost to UNC Asheville 70-69 in overtime.[11] The men's first win in Auburn Arena came three games later in a 68-66 win over Middle Tennessee.[12]

Men's basketball[edit]

Notable games[edit]

  • November 12, 2010 - UNC Asheville 70, Auburn 69 (OT): UNC Asheville defeated Auburn in the first ever men's basketball game played in Auburn Arena.
  • November 21, 2010 - Auburn 68, Middle Tennessee 66: Auburn defeated Middle Tennessee for their first ever win in Auburn Arena.
  • February 6, 2013 - Auburn 49, Alabama 37: Auburn defeated rival Alabama for the first time in Auburn Arena. Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton cheered on the Tigers from the front row of The Jungle during the game.
  • January 16, 2016 - Auburn 75, Kentucky 70: Auburn defeated #14 Kentucky, snapping Auburn's 18-game losing streak against the Wildcats. The Auburn students stormed the court for the first time in Auburn Arena at the end of the game the game.

Results by season[edit]

Season Record Avg. Attendance
2010-11 9-11 6,324[13]
2011-12 14-3 6,502[14]
2012-13 7-10 6,257[15]
2013-14 12-6 5,823[16]
2014-15 9-8 7,825[17]
2015-16 8-7 8,216[18]
Total 59-45 6,824

Women's basketball[edit]

Results by season[edit]

Season Record Avg. Attendance
2010-11 8-7 3,006[19]
2011-12 8-6 2,501[20]
2012-13 15-4 2,098[21]
2013-14 11-5 2,250[22]
2014-15 8-7 2,055[23]
2015-16 9-4 2,562[24]
Total 59-33 2,412

Events[edit]

Non-Auburn Sporting Events[edit]

Auburn Arena hosted games for the first and second rounds of the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.[25]

Concerts[edit]

Since it opened in 2010, Auburn Arena has hosted concerts featuring many artists across many different genres. The following is a list of all artists that have performed in Auburn Arena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodbery, Evan (August 29, 2008). "Scenes From Auburn's Arena Groundbreaking". The Birmingham News. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala.". South Central Construction. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Auburn Arena". Davis Architects, Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "A glitzy grand opening for Auburn's new basketball home". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Auburn University Announces Plans To Build New Basketball Arena". www.auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Auburn University Breaks Ground on New Basketball Arena". www.auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Opening of Auburn Arena 'Dream Come True'". www.auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  9. ^ "A glitzy grand opening for Auburn's new basketball home". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  10. ^ Murphy, Mark (November 12, 2010). "Fortner's Tigers Win Auburn Arena Opener". Scout. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Woodbery, Evan (November 12, 2010). "Auburn Opens New Arena with Overtime Loss to UNC-Asheville". The Birmingham News. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Tony Barbee, Auburn celebrate first win in new arena". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  13. ^ "2010-11 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2011-12 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2012-13 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2013-14 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2014-15 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2015-16 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "2010-11 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "2011-12 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "2012-13 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "2013-14 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  23. ^ "2014-15 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "2015-16 Auburn Tigers Basketball Season Statistics". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "Auburn To Host 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament First And Second Rounds". www.auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  26. ^ a b c "Avett Brothers, B.o.B and The Neighbourhood coming to Auburn on April 24". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  27. ^ a b "Tickets available for The Band Perry, Cole Swindell concert in Auburn". OANow.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  28. ^ a b c "NEEDTOBREATHE headlines Auburn's UPC Spring Concert April 25". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  29. ^ a b "Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco coming to Auburn University". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  30. ^ a b c "UPC brings Green River Ordinance, Hot Chell Rae and Train to the plains". OANow.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  31. ^ "Rapper Ludacris, entertainer Mike Epps rock the house at Auburn's Jungle Jam (photos)". AL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 

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