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)
OpenedJanuary 15, 1981
Construction cost$4.2 million
($11.6 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectJohn Aleksich
Loyola Marymount Lions
(Men's and Women's basketball, Women's Volleyball)

The Gersten Pavilion is a 3900-seat multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the Loyola Marymount University Lions. It was built in 1981. 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.

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Archived November 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 150-2.

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