Human Performance Center

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Human Performance Center
Full name Human Performance Center
Former names Health & Physical Education Center
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°01′39″N 90°04′02″W / 30.0275°N 90.0671°W / 30.0275; -90.0671Coordinates: 30°01′39″N 90°04′02″W / 30.0275°N 90.0671°W / 30.0275; -90.0671
Owner University of New Orleans
Operator University of New Orleans
Capacity 1,760
Surface Multi-surface
Opened 1969 (1969)
New Orleans Privateers men's basketball
(1969–1983; 2006–2008)
New Orleans Privateers women's basketball
(1975–1983; 2006–2008)
New Orleans Privateers volleyball (1975–2009; 2011–present)
Human Performance Center

The Human Performance Center is a 1,760-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] It is the home venue for the New Orleans Privateers volleyball team. The arena became the permanent home of the volleyball team in 2012 following years of alternating between the Performance Center and Lakefront Arena.

Since 2008, the Human Performance Center has been the home venue of the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans' WFTDA flat track roller derby league.


The venue, known to fans as the "Chamber of Horrors",[2] was home to the New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team from its inception in 1969–70 until the opening of Lakefront Arena in 1983. During that period, the venue was officially known as the Health & Physical Education Center. The arena was used as the temporary home of the UNO men's and women's basketball teams from the 2005-2006 season until 2008 while Lakefront Arena was being repaired following Hurricane Katrina.


  1. ^ "Human Performance Center". Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Bradley, Bill (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House, Inc. p. 314. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.