Gersten Pavilion

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Gersten Pavilion
Hank's House
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LocationOne LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Coordinates33°58′3″N 118°24′56″W / 33.96750°N 118.41556°W / 33.96750; -118.41556Coordinates: 33°58′3″N 118°24′56″W / 33.96750°N 118.41556°W / 33.96750; -118.41556
OwnerLoyola Marymount University
OperatorLoyola Marymount University
Capacity3,900 (2016)
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
OpenedJanuary 15, 1981
Construction cost$4.2 million
($12 million in 2020 dollars[1])
ArchitectJohn Aleksich
Tenants
Loyola Marymount Lions
(Men's and Women's basketball, Women's Volleyball)

The Gersten Pavilion is a 3,900-seat multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the Loyola Marymount University Lions. It was built in 1981 and has been used for home games by the university's men's basketball, women's basketball, and volleyball teams since January 1982.

It was also the part-time practice home for the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the site for the weightlifting competition for the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2] On March 4, 1990, LMU star Hank Gathers died during a West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament game from cardiomyopathy. The tourney was promptly suspended and LMU was awarded the NCAA bid based on their regular season title. The facility also hosted the WCC tournament in 1997.

The arena is known among LMU alumni as "Hank's House" in honor of Gathers and the phrase "This is Hank's House" is recited before the start of every men's basketball game.[3][4]

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  1. ^ 1634 to 1699: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy ofthe United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700-1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How much is that in real money?: a historical price index for use as a deflator of money values in the economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Archived November 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 150-2.
  3. ^ Drooz, Alan (March 7, 1990). "As in His Life, Gathers Stirs Ovations : Memorial: Family, friends fill Gersten Pavilion to pay tribute to the late Loyola Marymount star". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 8, 2011.
  4. ^ Plaschke, Bill (January 31, 2010). "Hank Gathers lives on in his house". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 8, 2011.

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