John M. Belk Arena

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John M. Belk Arena
McKillop Court
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Location200 Baker Drive
Davidson, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates35°29′57″N 80°50′26″W / 35.499278°N 80.840521°W / 35.499278; -80.840521Coordinates: 35°29′57″N 80°50′26″W / 35.499278°N 80.840521°W / 35.499278; -80.840521
OwnerDavidson College
OperatorDavidson College
Capacity5,700
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 1988
OpenedNovember 12, 1989
Construction cost$12.3 million
($24.3 million in 2017 dollars[1])
ArchitectO'Dell & Associates, Inc.
General contractorRodgers Builders, Inc.
Tenants
Davidson College men's and women's basketball
Davidson College women's volleyball

John M. Belk Arena is a 5,295-seat multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

It is named for Davidson alumnus and benefactor John M. Belk (1920–2007), class of 1943.

As the centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex, it is home to the Davidson Wildcats men's and women's basketball teams, the Davidson Wildcats wrestling team, and the women's volleyball team.

The playing surface is named McKillop Court in honor of current men's basketball coach Bob McKillop, who has coached the most victories in the school's history.[2]

Bob Dylan performed at the arena during his 2006 North American Tour on May 2, 2006.

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (February 1, 2014). "Davidson Surprises Bob McKillop by Naming Program's Court After Him". Sporting News. Retrieved February 1, 2014.

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