Clemente Center

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The Charles and Ruth Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation, also known as the Clemente Center, is a 3,500-seat indoor sports arena located in Melbourne, Florida. It is the home of the Florida Institute of Technology Panthers basketball and volleyball teams. The arena is also used for concerts, trade shows, conventions, graduation ceremonies and other special events.

In addition to the main arena, the Clemente Center also features an intramural gymnasium, two fitness centers, a multipurpose room and a food court known as Center Court. An "air wall" separates the main arena from the intramural gymnasium and is removable for events requiring a large seating capacity.[1] Clemente Center is also home to the administrative offices for Florida Tech's athletic department.

The 58,000-square-foot facility is named not for baseball player Roberto Clemente, but instead for Charles and Ruth Clemente, who donated some of the funding for the arena.[2]

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Coordinates: 28°03′48″N 80°37′21″W / 28.06332°N 80.62256°W / 28.06332; -80.62256