Binghamton University Events Center
|Former names||Soccer Field
|Location||4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY Official Address: Events Center, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000|
7,753 (end stage/maximum)
|Surface||Mondo Rubber Athletic Flooring (Track)
Robbins All-Star Plus (Basketball Court)
|Broke ground||June 7, 2000|
|Opened||January 31, 2004|
|Construction cost||$33.1 million
($42 million in 2016 dollars)
|Architect||Einhorn, Yaffee, and Prescott|
|General contractor||Welliver McGuire Inc.|
|Binghamton University Bearcats (America East Conference)|
Binghamton University Events Center is the premier Division I Athletics and multipurpose facility at Binghamton University. The arena opened in 2004 and is adjacent to the Bearcat Sports Complex. It is home to the Binghamton Bearcats Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program and can seat 5,142 patrons for home games, and over 8,000 for other large scale events. It has hosted the 2005, 2006, and 2008 America East Conference men's basketball tournaments as well as the 2007 women's tournament. The Events Center was host to the 2009 America East Conference Championship game when the Bearcats defeated UMBC to make March Madness. The facility has also hosted commencements and concerts such as Bob Dylan, Green Day, Incubus, Ludacris, Foo Fighters, Drake (entertainer) and Harry Connick Jr. The arena contains 53000 square feet (160 feet by 320 feet) of space.
The Events Center was built to create a Division I athletic and multipurpose facility in an addition to the West Gym. The majority of sports and athletic administration are located at the Events Center with the exception of certain sports, such as Swimming & Diving, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Events Center is surrounded by ample parking facilities, athletic fields, the new Bearcat Sports Complex for soccer and lacrosse competitions and tennis courts. In December 2015, it was announced that the events center would host the NYSPHAA State Boys Basketball Championships from 2017-2019.
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