Burnham Pavilion (Stanford University)

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Burnham Pavilion
Former namesStanford Pavilion
Old Pavilion
Location615 Serra Street,
Stanford, California
Coordinates37°25′43″N 122°09′51″W / 37.4285°N 122.1643°W / 37.4285; -122.1643Coordinates: 37°25′43″N 122°09′51″W / 37.4285°N 122.1643°W / 37.4285; -122.1643
OpenedJanuary 24, 1922
Stanford Cardinal

Burnham Pavilion is a multi-purpose arena in Stanford, California. It was built in 1921 and 1922 at a cost of $153,000 by Bakewell and Brown[2] and originally named the "Stanford Pavilion".[1]

It was home to the Stanford University Cardinal basketball team prior to Maples Pavilion opening in 1968. When it opened, it was the largest arena used exclusively for basketball. On March 10, 1953, the Pavilion hosted a first round NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament matchup between the University of Santa Clara and Hardin-Simmons University.[3]

It was known for many years as the "Old Pavilion" but was renamed Burnham Pavilion in 1989 after Malin Burnham, a principal contributor to a renovation that increased capacity to 1,400.[4] As of 2009 it houses the gymnastics teams, the wrestling team and the men's volleyball team.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Burnham Pavilion & Ford Center". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Joncas, Richard; David J. Neuman; Paul Venable Turner (2006). Stanford University. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  3. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1953
  4. ^ "Stanford Wrestling Media Guide" (PDF). Stanford University. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014.

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