Carnesecca Arena

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Carnesecca Arena
Carnesecca Arena.jpg
Exterior of Carnesecca Arena
Former names Alumni Hall (1961–2004)
Location Queens, New York, United States
Owner St. John's University
Operator St. John's University
Capacity 5,602 (basketball)
Opened December 4, 1961 (1961-12-04)[1]
St. John's Red Storm
(basketball & volleyball)

Carnesecca Arena (formerly Alumni Hall) is a 5,602-seat multi-purpose arena in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. It was built in 1961 and renamed in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca on November 23, 2004.[2] It is the exclusive home to the St. John's University Red Storm women's basketball team, and also hosts the men's team, mainly for games that are not expected to draw a crowd sufficient to fill Madison Square Garden. The building hosted first round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament from 1970 to 1974. Up until March 2014, it was the last place in New York City that the tournament was held.


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  1. ^ "Carnesecca Arena". St. John's Athletic Department. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ Rubin, Roger (November 24, 2004). "Johnnies' Loss a Real Lou-Lou; Terriers Snap 26-Game Streak". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2010-01-28. [permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°47′40″W / 40.72417°N 73.79444°W / 40.72417; -73.79444